Williams’ return to academia marks a career of scholarship

  By Solange De Santis Ecumenical News International Rowan Williams’ decision to resign the post of Archbishop of Canterbury and accept a position at Cambridge University represents a departure from Anglican Communion controversies and a return to an academic environment that has embraced the noted theologian, scholar and poet throughout his career. Williams, 61, announced … Continue reading “Williams’ return to academia marks a career of scholarship”

Brother Alois received in private audience by Pope Benedict XVI

  Brother Alois was welcomed by Benedict XVI at the Vatican, on Saturday 10 March. This was his seventh private audience since he became Prior of Taizé. Brother Roger went to Rome every year to meet Popes John XXIII, Paul VI and John Paul II. The audience took place in German. Brother Alois spoke about … Continue reading “Brother Alois received in private audience by Pope Benedict XVI”

With the Primate in Melanesia—virtually

  By Ali Symons, General Synod Web Writer March 19, 2012 – It may be hard for you to tag along as the Primate visits the Church of the Province of Melanesia, March 15 to 28. There may not be enough berths in the ship that will ferry him across the Solomon Sea. You may not have … Continue reading “With the Primate in Melanesia—virtually”

New look for continuing education site

  By Ali Symons, General Synod Web Writer March 05, 2012 –  Its ministry is a quiet one: pointing clergy and staff of the Anglican Church of Canada towards resources to improve their work. Now, after nine years of faithful service, the Continuing Education Plan (CEP) website has received a much-needed makeover. The core elements are the … Continue reading “New look for continuing education site”

Heaven-scent: Custom fragrance for Pope Benedict

  By Diana Swift staff writer Italian perfumer Silvana (“The Nose”) Casoli, has created a signature scent for Pope Benedict XVI. The boutique scent maker told the Italian newspaper Il Messagero that the fresh citrusy cologne captures the 84-year-old pontiff’s love of the flora and fauna of his forested native Bavaria, as well as a … Continue reading “Heaven-scent: Custom fragrance for Pope Benedict”