URC tribute to Bernard Thorogood
THE Revd Bernard Thorogood, normal secretary of the United Reformed Church from 1980 to 1992, died in Sydney on Thursday of final week, aged 92. In 1981, he helped to type the union between the URC and the Reformed Affiliation for the Church buildings of Christ. A lot of his ministry was dedicated to ecumenical work, supporting church buildings that entered into partnerships with different these of different denominations. The URC’s current normal secretary, John Proctor, mentioned: “Bernard Thorogood made an unlimited contribution as a Christian chief, within the URC, in ecumenical life within the UK, and within the broad networks of the world Church.”
Anglican wedding ceremony solemnised remotely
AN ANGLICAN marriage service has taken place utilizing video technology. On 20 April, a trainer from Birmingham, Liam Bek, aged 40, and his fiancée, Solène Montiège, a 36-year-old French horse-trainer, who stay within the United Arab Emirates, made their vows at dwelling on Zoom, witnessed remotely by greater than 100 family and friends. The service was carried out by the Chaplain of St Andrew’s, Abu Dhabi, Canon Andrew Thompson, who was in church. The couple’s marriage had been postponed from 26 March, owing to the pandemic. They celebrated afterwards with a celebration, additionally on Zoom.
Fears for security of Nigerian humanist
FEARS are mounting for the security of the president of the Humanist Affiliation of Nigeria, Mubarak Bala, who has been imprisoned for blasphemy in Kano state, which is underneath sharia regulation. He had posted feedback on Facebook which criticised Islam. Though he lives within the state of Kaduna, he was taken to Kano after a warrant was issued there for his arrest. In Kano, blasphemy is punishable by demise. Kano police refused to substantiate publicly that he was of their custody.
Pope Francis applauded by LGBTI Catholics
LGBTI Roman Catholics expressed assist final Friday for Pope Francis’s resolution to assist a gaggle of ladies in Italy in want of monetary assist, most of whom had been immigrants, intercourse employees, and transgender. The International Community of Rainbow Catholics praised the Pope’s resolution to present a charitable contribution to a parish in Torvaianica, the place the ladies had taken refuge.