The activism of certain prominent new leaders of the American Church helped reestablish a direct line of communication between the national episcopate
and the White House.
Rather than accept a two-stage process which would have put safeguards in the constitution, Welsh Anglicans embraced a call to establish full gender equality in the episcopate
A 2008 bid to admit women into the episcopate
was backed by bishops and rank and file members of the governing body but failed by three votes to win the required two-thirds support among clergy.
Crociata in his new statement expressed joy and gratitude of the episcopate
and the whole of the Italian Church in the election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the successor of Peter.
DAMASCUS, (SANA) -- President Bashar al-Assad sent on Sunday a cable of condolences to Head of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces of Egypt, Field Marshal Mohammad Hussein Tantawi, over the death of Pope Shenouda III, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Episcopate
The Polish Episcopate
has demanded to know why TV Trwam was denied the license.
This will be his second trip to Latin America after he traveled to Brazil in 2007 to preside over the General Conference of the Latin American Episcopate
The Bishop of Wakefield, the Right Rev Stephen Platten, said: "The diocese has given a clear indication of its desire to see women ordained to the episcopate
while wanting to make provision for those who in conscience cannot accept such a development".
In 1997 he was elected by the Patriarchal Assembly of Lebanon as Head of the Episcopate
Commission for Family Affairs in Lebanon.
CAIRO: Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Episcopate
Pope Shenouda III returned to Egypt after receiving a host of medical examinations in the US since his first appointment last week in the Cleveland Clinic Hospital in Ohio.
Women have been ordained in Finland since 1986, but while some, including Askola, have been nominated for the episcopate
, none made it to the final balloting.
The 1982 World Council of Churches' Baptism, Eucharist, and Ministry document described historic episcopate
as "a sign, though not a guarantee," of the continuity and unity of the church.
The Bishop conveyed to the Ruler greetings from Anba Shenouda III, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Episcopate
, on the occasion of Eid Al Adha and the 38th National Day celebrations of the UAE.
The turning point had been Mary I's reign, the episcopate
of Hugh Curwen and the influence of Lord Deputy St Leger.
The second episode was the sad end to Neill's five-year episcopate