Church Leaders Call on Zimbabwe to End Persecution


The Anglican Archbishops of Canterbury, England, Central Africa, Southern Africa and Tanzania have handed President Robert Mugabe a Dossier of Abuses Committed Against the Anglican Dioceses of Zimbabwe.

Archbishop Rowan Williams, head of the Anglican Church, at a school during his visit to Central Africa. He later urged President Mugabe to end the persecution of the church in Zimbabwe.

  • Zimbabwe:  Church Leaders Hand Mugabe 'Abuse' Dossier

    SW Radio Africa, 11 October 2011

    The visiting Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, handed over a dossier to Mugabe on Monday detailing abuses suffered by members of the Anglican Church in Zimbabwe over the ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Anglican Leader, Mugabe Meet in Regional Tour

    The Nation, 11 October 2011

    The Archbishop of Canterbury on Monday asked President Robert Mugabe to end attacks on Anglicans in Zimbabwe, where a renegade bishop has forced the faithful out of their churches. read more »

  • Southern Africa:  Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town Condemns 'Thuggery' Against Zimbabwean Church

    Anglican Communion News Service, 11 October 2011

    The Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, the Most Revd Dr Thabo Makgoba, said today that the dispute within the Anglican Church in Zimbabwe was "a result not of schism but of ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Mugabe Meets Archbishop of Canterbury

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 10 October 2011

    Robert Mugabe received the Archbishop of Canterbury at his office on Monday, in a meeting expected to centre on the violent split within the Church led by a renegade bishop. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Four Archbishops Call for End to Persecution of Church

    Anglican Communion News Service, 10 October 2011

    Following their meeting with President Robert Mugabe, the Archbishops of Canterbury, Central Africa, Southern Africa and Tanzania issued the following statement at their press ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Kunonga Hides Behind Homosexual Debate in Anglican Saga

    SW Radio Africa, 10 October 2011

    A trip to Zimbabwe by the head of the Anglican Church worldwide has provided renegade Bishop Nolbert Kunonga with an international platform to hide his seizure of church property ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Another Angry Archbishop - Rowan Williams Takes On Mugabe

    Daily Maverick, 11 October 2011

    Are Anglican archbishops the conscience of our generation? The Archbishop of Canterbury followed on from Desmond Tutu's savaging of the ANC over the Dalai Lama debacle with a ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Archbishop of Canterbury Barred From Cathedral, Historic Mission Church

    The Herald, 10 October 2011

    PRESIDENT Mugabe met the visiting Archbishop of Canterbury and central figure in the Anglican Communion Dr Rowan Williams yesterday and criticised sections of the church for ... read more »

Documents

  • Zimbabwe:  Archbishop Speaks Out About 'Greed and Violence'

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, 10 October 2011

    The Archbishop of Canterbury today preached a sermon to a packed sports stadium in Harare where over 15,000 Anglicans had gathered for a Eucharist, travelling from all over the ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Anglicans Must Reunite

    The Herald, 10 October 2011

    The head of 75 million or so Anglicans worldwide, Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams drove into Harare on Sunday and many are asking if he will be shocked by the state of ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  The Anglican Archbishop's Doomed Mission to Heal Country's Divided Church

    Daily Maverick, 10 October 2011

    Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams' trip to Zimbabwe, part of a nine-day tour of Southern Africa that began on Thursday, is no ordinary clerical visit. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Mugabe to Press Anglican Archbishop on Homosexuality

    Radio France Internationale, 9 October 2011

    The Anglican world's spiritual leader, Rowan Williams, visited Harare, Zimbabwe on Sunday, in the second and most contentious stop on his three-nation African tour. Zimbabwe's ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Anglican Leader Jets in

    The Herald, 9 October 2011

    THE Archbishop of Canterbury and central figure in the Anglican communion Dr Rowan Williams arrived in Harare yesterday and led the celebration of a mass at the City Sports Centre ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Archbishop of Canterbury Visit Sparks Controversy

    Financial Gazette, 6 October 2011

    THE Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, the leader of the Anglican Church, is expected in Harare on Sunday in what his followers claim is a pastoral visit although many ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Kunonga Speaks On Anglican Chaos

    Zimbabwe Standard, 1 October 2011

    EXCOMMUNICATED Anglican bishop Nolbert Kunonga says those who are against his leadership have "donated" the church's properties to God. Thousands of Anglican followers across the ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  I'm Not a ZANU-PF Puppet - Archbishop Kunonga

    The Herald, 30 September 2011

    Anglican Archbishop Nolbert Kunonga says he is not a Zanu-PF puppet and described the intended visit by the Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams as a propaganda mission to ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Southern Africa Bishops Support Anglicans in Zimbabwe, Primate Heading to Harare

    Anglican Communion News Service, 29 September 2011

    Southern Africa's Bishops have reaffirmed their support for Anglicans in Zimbabwe, as Archbishop Thabo Makgoba prepares to accompany the Archbishop of Canterbury on his pastoral ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Regional Anglican Bishops Express Solidarity With Zim

    SW Radio Africa, 30 September 2011

    Anglican Bishops from the Southern Africa region have reaffirmed their support for clergy and parishioners of the Church of the Province of Central Africa (CPCA) in Zimbabwe, who ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Anglican Evictions Turn Nasty

    Zimbabwe Standard, 18 September 2011

    Veronica Murombedzi sits aimlessly in the overcrowded kitchen and ponders her next move. Most of her family's belongings, from kitchen utensils, sofas, bed, TV and radio sets are ... read more »