Australian Primate Steps Down Before Same-Sex Marriage Showdown

Philip Freier's early resignation allows a new primate to be elected before this summer's General Synod, which will likely respond to respond to endorsements of same-sex marriage in two dioceses while aiming to preserve unity as a "mixed economy church."

Bp. Donald Robinson (1923-2018)

Bishop Donald Robinson, a major proponent of the Anglican Diocese of Sydney’s Reformed theological tradition, died Sept. 7.

Australian Bishops on Same-sex Rites

David Ould: “It is clear from the document that any bishop wishing to push ahead in any way with affirmation of same-sex marriage will be in an obvious breach of this agreement.”

Australian Bishops Spared

Bishops who attended the consecration of Andy Lines have reached a mediated settlement with fellow bishops who pressed charges against them.

Australian Archbishop’s Sorrow

Archbishop Philip Freier: “Anglicans have been truly shocked and dismayed at the unfolding in the Royal Commission of the scope of our failure to tackle child sexual abuse.”