Pope Welcomes New Archbishop of Canterbury

The pope has reaffirmed his desire for stronger ties between the Anglican and Roman Catholic churches in his first message to the next Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. The Telegraph reports: In a message through Cardinal Kurt Koch, the Vatican’s ecumenical chief, he spoke of the long-standing aim of “fully restored ecclesial communion” between the two…

Israel Will Do Everything for Orthodox Believers – Peres

OBL News: Jerusalem – Israeli President Shimon Peres said he will always remember Russia’s exceptional role in the victory over fascism. “I will never forget that Russia together with the allies emerged victorious from World War II, paying the dearest price for the victory – the lives of 30 million citizens who dealt the strongest…

49% of UK Anglicans Believe There is a God

Speaking of Godlessness, over at the eChurch blog: According to a Sunday Times survey conducted by YouGov, of the 546 respondents that considered their religion to be Church of England, only 49% responded positively to the question: I believe there is a God. The question posed was:  People have different beliefs about God, which of the…