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First-ever Anglican evensong in Catholic heartland

ROME (SE): For the first time in history an Anglican Choral Evensong will be celebrated at the Altar of the Chair of St. Peter in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome on March 13.

This date has been chosen as it is the nearest available day to the historic feast of St. Gregory the Great, who has become an unofficial patron of relations between the two Churches.

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Eyebrows raised as Anglicans quit divinity college

Hong Kong (UCAN): The decision by the Anglican Church in Hong Kong (Sheng Kung Hui) to cut ties with the Divinity School of Chung Chi College at the Chinese University of Hong Kong from September has raised a few political eyebrows in religious education circles.

Critics say that what is perceived as a pro-Beijing political stance by Archbishop Paul Kwong, the Anglican archbishop of Hong Kong, may be behind the decision.

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An unexpected blessing

ROME (SE): As Pope Francis stepped forward to impart the final blessing at a ceremony to mark the conclusion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on January 25 at St. Paul’s Outside the Walls in Rome, Italy, he called Anglican Archbishop David Moxon and the representative of the Ecumenical Patriarch, Archbishop Gennadios, to his side to impart the blessing with him.

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