Chalcedonianism http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27173/all en Liberal Irish priest says threatened with excommunication http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/liberal-irish-priest-says-threatened-excommunication <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Third cleric to face action for challenging teaching</p> <p>* Called for reconsideration on contraception, celibacy</p> <p>* Irish relations with Vatican strained over sex abuse</p> <p>By Stephen Mangan</p> <p>DUBLIN, Jan 21 (Reuters) - An Irish Roman Catholic priest said he is being threatened with excommunication by the Vatican because of his advocacy of liberal views on some of the Church's teachings.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/liberal-irish-priest-says-threatened-excommunication" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Catholic Church Chalcedonianism Christianity Social Issues Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 22:45:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737482 at http://www.globalpost.com The Roman Catholic Church: facts and figures http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/the-roman-catholic-church-facts-and-figures <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Catholic Church has around 1.2 billion members around the world, a million men and women of the clergy and around 3,000 ecclesiastical divisions, according to the latest figures from the Vatican.</p> <p>The increase in baptisms from 2009 to 2010 was particularly high in Africa with a rise of 6.14 million, followed by the Americas with 3.99 million and Europe with 894,000 more Catholics.</p> <p>The number of Catholics per priest has increased to 2,900, also indicating a decline in vocations.</p> <p>The only decrease in that proportion was in Asia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/the-roman-catholic-church-facts-and-figures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Catholic Church Chalcedonianism Religion AFP Sun, 10 Mar 2013 11:00:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5778707 at http://www.globalpost.com New pope must deal with divided church in United States http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130313/new-pope-must-deal-divided-church-united-states <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mary Wisniewski</p> <p>CHICAGO (Reuters) - Pope Francis will face a divided Church in the United States, with the faithful at odds over issues like contraception, same-sex marriage and married priests.</p> <p>Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was chosen to lead the Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday. He took the name Pope Francis.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130313/new-pope-must-deal-divided-church-united-states" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Catholic Church Catholic Church in the United States Chalcedonianism Religion Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Mar 2013 20:45:43 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5782668 at http://www.globalpost.com Anglican leader wishes new pope 'every blessing' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/anglican-leader-wishes-new-pope-every-blessing-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Justin Welby, leader of the world's Anglicans, on Wednesday wished "every blessing" to the newly elected Pope Francis I of Argentina and said he looked forward to working with the 76-year-old pontiff.</p> <p>The new Archbishop of Canterbury said: "We wish Pope Francis every blessing in the enormous responsibilities that he has assumed on behalf of Roman Catholics around the world.</p> <p>"I look forward to meeting Pope Francis, and to walking and working together to build on the consistent legacy of our predecessors," he said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/anglican-leader-wishes-new-pope-every-blessing-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chalcedonianism Christian theology Christianity Religion AFP Wed, 13 Mar 2013 22:00:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5782757 at http://www.globalpost.com New pope must deal with divided church in United States http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130313/new-pope-must-deal-divided-church-united-states-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mary Wisniewski</p> <p>CHICAGO (Reuters) - Pope Francis will face a divided Church in the United States, with the faithful at odds over issues like contraception, same-sex marriage and married priests.</p> <p>Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was chosen to lead the Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, a role that will leave him with the daunting task of helping unite a U.S. Church caught in a tug-of-war between traditionalists and progressives.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130313/new-pope-must-deal-divided-church-united-states-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Catholic Church in the United States Chalcedonianism Jorge Bergoglio Religion Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Mar 2013 23:00:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5782804 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ China says it hopes new pope will be 'flexible' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/urgent-china-says-it-hopes-new-pope-will-be-flexible <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China, which has long had strained ties with the Vatican in a dispute about authority over Catholics in the country, said Thursday it hoped newly elected Pope Francis would take a "practical and flexible" attitude.</p> <p>"We hope that under the leadership of the new pope the Vatican will adopt a practical and flexible attitude and create conditions for the improvement of China-Vatican relations," foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said.</p> <p>cdh/slb/ao</p> Chalcedonianism AFP Thu, 14 Mar 2013 09:30:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5783153 at http://www.globalpost.com African, Asian Catholics see Pope Francis as force for renewal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130314/african-asian-catholics-see-pope-francis-force-renewal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Marina Lopes and Manuel Mogato</p> <p>MAPUTO/MANILA (Reuters) - Catholics in Africa and Asia on Thursday greeted the election of Pope Francis from Argentina as a historic breakthrough that would pump the developing world's vital energy into a struggling Church and amplify the voice of the planet's poor.</p> <p>While there was disappointment that Pope Benedict's successor did not come from the African or Asian continents, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio's Third World origins spurred hopes of a kindred spirit among Catholics from Manila to Maputo.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130314/african-asian-catholics-see-pope-francis-force-renewal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Catholic Church Chalcedonianism Religion Roman Curia Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Mar 2013 16:15:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5783507 at http://www.globalpost.com Welby looks to pour oil on Anglican troubled waters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/welby-looks-pour-oil-anglican-troubled-waters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former oil executive Justin Welby will be enthroned as Archbishop of Canterbury on Thursday after speeding through the Church of England ranks to face the challenge of shepherding the fractious Anglican Communion through the coming years.</p> <p>His enthronement, just two days after the inauguration mass of Pope Francis, sees both the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches embark on a new era under plain-speaking leaderships focusing on the poor.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/welby-looks-pour-oil-anglican-troubled-waters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chalcedonianism Christian theology Christianity Disaster Justin Welby Religion Social Issues AFP Thu, 21 Mar 2013 04:15:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5789462 at http://www.globalpost.com Former oil executive becomes new head of Anglicans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130321/former-oil-executive-becomes-new-head-anglican-communion <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Shadia Nasralla</p> <p>CANTERBURY, England (Reuters) - The new spiritual leader of the world's Anglicans was enthroned by a female cleric on Thursday, taking the helm at a time when the troubled church risks tearing itself apart over gay marriage and women bishops.</p> <p>In a colourful ceremony featuring African drummers and dancers, Punjabi music and Anglican hymns, Justin Welby, 57, officially became the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury under the gothic arches of Britain's 900-year-old Canterbury Cathedral.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130321/former-oil-executive-becomes-new-head-anglican-communion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chalcedonianism Christian theology Christianity Religion Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Mar 2013 16:00:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5790070 at http://www.globalpost.com New leader of world's Anglicans enthroned http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/new-leader-worlds-anglicans-enthroned-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Justin Welby, the new Archbishop of Canterbury, was enthroned on Thursday, taking over the leadership of 80 million Anglicans worldwide in a service calling for Christian unity that was enlivened by African dancers.</p> <p>Welby, a 57-year-old former oil executive, was formally sworn in as spiritual head of the Church of England in front of 2,000 guests at Canterbury Cathedral, including Prime Minister David Cameron and heir to the throne Prince Charles.</p> <p>The inauguration service in the 12th-century cathedral in southeast England included some unusual touches.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/new-leader-worlds-anglicans-enthroned-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chalcedonianism Christian theology Christianity Justin Welby Religion Technology AFP Thu, 21 Mar 2013 22:16:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5790471 at http://www.globalpost.com Jerusalem churches urge Holy Land pilgrimages http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/jerusalem-churches-urge-holy-land-pilgrimages <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Leaders of Christian churches in Jerusalem in an Easter message on Tuesday urged believers around the world to visit the Holy Land.</p> <p>"As heads of churches in Jerusalem, we call upon all Christians from around the ecumenical world to come and visit with our churches and walk with the living stones of the Holy Land in the footsteps of our risen Lord," said the heads of 11 Christian faiths in the city in a joint statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/jerusalem-churches-urge-holy-land-pilgrimages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chalcedonianism Christianity Eastern Orthodoxy AFP Tue, 26 Mar 2013 18:46:12 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5794568 at http://www.globalpost.com Jerusalem churches urge Holy Land pilgrimages http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/jerusalem-churches-urge-holy-land-pilgrimages-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Leaders of Christian churches in Jerusalem in an Easter message on Tuesday urged believers around the world to visit the Holy Land.</p> <p>"As heads of churches in Jerusalem, we call upon all Christians from around the ecumenical world to come and visit with our churches and walk with the living stones of the Holy Land in the footsteps of our risen Lord," said the heads of 11 Christian faiths in the city in a joint statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/jerusalem-churches-urge-holy-land-pilgrimages-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chalcedonianism Christianity Eastern Orthodoxy AFP Tue, 26 Mar 2013 19:15:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5794593 at http://www.globalpost.com Jerusalem prelate urges pope to visit the Holy City http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/jerusalem-prelate-urges-pope-visit-the-holy-city <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem on Sunday invited Pope Francis and the world's Christians to visit the Holy City, which he called the birthplace of "everything Christian."</p> <p>"The Lord... invites us here to carry the light of faith at the centre of our region of the Middle East, where Christianity was born, where the mother church of Jerusalem was born, and where everything Christian was born," Fuad Twal, the senior Roman Catholic cleric in the Holy Land, said in his Easter homily.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/jerusalem-prelate-urges-pope-visit-the-holy-city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chalcedonianism Christianity Religion AFP Sun, 31 Mar 2013 11:01:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5798010 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED: Iraq Christians mark Easter, pray for papal visit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/corrected-iraq-christians-mark-easter-pray-papal-visit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>After years of flight from violence-racked Iraq to more stable countries, Baghdad's dwindling Christian community marked Easter Sunday by praying for a visit from the new pope.</p> <p>Worshippers attended services at 28 churches across the Iraqi capital, often under heavy security that meant they were frisked before entering while soldiers and police stood guard outside.</p> <p>"It would be so important for us if he came," said Acil Aysar, a 17-year-old attending mass at the Virgin Mary church in Baghdad's central Karrada neighbourhood.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/corrected-iraq-christians-mark-easter-pray-papal-visit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Assyria Chalcedonianism Christianity in Iraq Religion War AFP Sun, 31 Mar 2013 11:30:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5798015 at http://www.globalpost.com UK poll points to mistrust of clergy, lack of moral leadership http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130331/uk-poll-points-mistrust-clergy-lack-moral-leadership <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON (Reuters) - Only around a half of Britons trust the clergy to tell the truth and a similar proportion think the Church of England does a bad job of providing moral leadership, a poll showed on Sunday.</p> <p>The survey by pollster YouGov commissioned by Britain's Sunday Times newspaper further showed that 69 percent of respondents thought the Church of England, mother church of the world's 80-million-strong Anglican communion, was out of touch.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" 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