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Condolence book for Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, opens online

His Royal Highness Prince Philip.The Church of England has opened an online condolence book following the announcement from Buckingham Palace of the death of HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.

The book is open to any individual or church communities who wish to sign and record a message.

HRH Prince Philip: Tributes from Church of England Bishops

His Royal Highness Prince Philip.The Archbishops of Canterbury and York led tributes from Bishops of the Church of England following the announcement of the death of Prince Philip.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said: “I join with the rest of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth in mourning the loss of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, and give thanks to God for his extraordinary life of dedicated service.

Anglican bishops call for a halt in oil drilling in Namibia’s Kavango Basin

Anglican bishops and archbishop from around the world have called for a Canadian company to cease oil drilling in Namibia’s Kavango Basin. The Bishop of Namibia, Luke Pato, called for a petition to halt the drilling by Reconnaissance Energy Africa, more commonly known as ReconAfrica. So far, he has the support of around 30 bishops and four archbishops.

The process the led to the drilling had not been open, Bishop Luke said. Namibians were “waking up to a mining venture that has already been signed and settled, he said, adding that there were “many questions to be answered.”

New: First Annual St. Nicholai Lecture, March 23

imageA Message from the Dean of St. Tikhon's Seminary Archpriest John Parker:

Dear All,

I am pleased to announce our First Annual St. Nicholai Lecture, scheduled for Tuesday, March 23, 7:00-8:30PM.

The Lecture is the spring coefficient to the October St. Tikhon Lecture, and is to be scheduled each Spring, on or around March 18, the Feast of St. Nicholai.

Our inaugural lecture will be given by His Grace, The Rt. Rev. Irenej (Dobrijevic), Bishop of the Diocese of Eastern America of the Serbian Orthodox Church.  His Grace is an alumnus of St. TIkhon's.  His Grace wrote his M.Div. Thesis on St. Nicholai, "Bishop Nicholai Velimirovich: A 1921 Mission to America."

Highlights of Pope Francis’ third day in Iraq

Highlights of Pope Francis’ third day in Iraq
Highlights of Pope Francis’ third day in Iraq
Highlights of Pope Francis’ third day in Iraq
Highlights of Pope Francis’ third day in Iraq

We relive at a glance the most beautiful images of the third day of the Pope's historic visit to Iraq. The Holy Father on Sunday visited the cities of Erbil, Mosul and Qaraqosh, where he renewed his call for fraternity, hope and peace.

Pope Francis arrives in Iraq

Pope Francis arrives in Iraq
Pope Francis arrives in Iraq
Pope Francis arrives in Iraq
Pope Francis arrives in Iraq

Welcoming Pope Francis on the tarmac was a group of religious and political authorities representing the many different realities of Iraq's diverse make-up, as well as a group of Iraqi citizens and two children with a posy of flowers for the Holy Father.