In Rare Move, Welby Appoints Sri Lankan Bishop

In a rare use of his metropolitical powers, Archbishop Justin Welby has appointed the Rev. Dushanta Rodrigo as Bishop of Columbo after a diocesan council failed to reach a decision. The archbishop urged steady progress toward forming a province in Sri Lanka, indicating his discomfort with the role, rooted in the colonial past.

Welby Secretly Volunteers as COVID Chaplain

Sources report that the Archbishop of Canterbury has been volunteering as a chaplain on coronavirus wards at a hospital near Lambeth Palace; restrictions on ministry relaxing as rates of new infections slow.

UK Clergy Chafe at Being Banned From Churches

Two letters from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have controversially insisted that clergy remain at home, though some dioceses are allowing work-arounds, including suspending traditional prohibitions on private Eucharists.

Lambeth Conference Postponed Until 2021

Archbishop Justin Welby announced that the global pandemic will force a year's delay of the gathering of Anglican bishops; GAFCON announced a similar postponement of its Kigali Bishops' Conference on March 20.