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Vatican official praises Paralympics
SPORT is “one of the greatest sources of inspiration for many people,” said the undersecretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture, Mgr. Melchor Sánchez de Toca, who is responsible for sport, at the start of the Paralympics this week. This applies “especially to Paralympic sport. I know Paralympic athletes personally who have chosen to participate in sports by watching the performances of other Paralympic athletes on television. ”The Games began Tuesday in Tokyo under the Covid-19 protocols. The Secretary of State noted that in Rio the global audience for the Paralympics was larger than that for the Olympic Games.
New province approved for Mozambique and Angola
THE Anglican Communion has officially approved the formation of a new province, the Anglican Church of Mozambique and Angola (News, March 26), the Anglican Church of Southern Africa reported Monday. The General Secretary of the Community, Rt Revd Dr. Josiah Idowu-Fearon, has confirmed that 29 member churches have agreed to the development. One province abstained and no objections were received. The dioceses in the two countries are currently part of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa. The new province will hold its first synod session in September and an inauguration service on September 24th. A web link is planned so that anyone can participate in the service online.
Episcopal congregations in the United States are finding new homes
ALL SAINTS, FORTH VALUEAll Saints’ Episcopal Church in Fort Worth is now praying at their school
ALL but one of six parishes loyal to the Episcopal Church in the United States who were evicted from places of worship after losing a 12-year legal battle with the Anglican Church of North America (ACNAs) Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth (News , February 26th.)) Found a temporary home and resumed worship. The Episcopal News Service reports that they are now collectively known as the Episcopal Church of North Texas.
The new locations are a former Bankstrasse, a school chapel, a university campus, a Lutheran church and a Church of the Disciples of Christ. The Church of St. Elizabeth and Christ the King, Fort Worth, decided to break up and worship in other US Episcopal churches in the area. The membership before the split in 2008 was more than 17,000. There have been fewer than 4,000 US Episcopalian loyalists since the split occurred in 2008.