Justin Welby made the announcement after a meeting of primates from the Anglican Communion in Canterbury.
In the UK, an act of Parliament passed in 1928 allowed for Easter Sunday to be fixed on the first Sunday after the second Saturday in April.
However, this has never been activated and Easter has remained variable, determined by the moon’s cycle. MORE
A wildfire that raced through dry brush in Northern California on Sunday heavily damaged the small town of Middletown, burning buildings in the downtown and reducing other parts of the town to ash. MORE
The UK has now become the first country to approve laws to allow the creation of babies from three people.
The modified version of IVF has passed its final legislative obstacle after being approved by the House of Lords.
The fertility regulator will now decide how to license the procedure to prevent babies inheriting deadly genetic diseases. The first baby could be born as early as 2016. MORE
A friend showed me pictures of a wedding in a Catholic Church where everyone came dressed as comic book heroes. I could not use their pictures but I can see by this that it’s now a current trend. Unbelievable.
On Saturday, Batman-obsessed couple Ali Butrym and Ryan Jeziorski dressed as characters Harley Quinn and the Joker when they tied the knot in a comic-themed wedding in Fort Worth, Texas. MORE
In my Post colleague Charles Krauthammer’s May 21 op-ed column, “You want hypotheticals? Here’s one,” former Saudi Arabian intelligence chief Prince Turki al-Faisal was quoted approvingly as complaining: “We were America’s best friend in the Arab world for 50 years.” Note the past tense.
If my arithmetic is correct, that would date the beginning of Turki’s cherished Saudi-U.S. relationship to 1965. But “best friend”?
As Oscar Wilde is credited with saying, “True friends stab you in the front.” MORE
A band of cloud had wrapped itself around the peak as lava spewed into the air, giving the entire landscape an eerie blood-red glow.
Villarrica, located near the popular tourist resort of Pucon around 750 km (460 miles) south of the capital Santiago, is among the most active in South America. MORE
“I believe Jesus is soon to return to take all of His followers to Heaven with Him in what is referred to as the Rapture,” she wrote. The Stock Market will plunge. Government in America at every level will disintegrate. Graham Lotz advocates for Christians to pray and “cry out to God” from May…MORE
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has responded to overtures from U.S. President Barack Obama amid nuclear talks by sending him a secret letter, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.
Citing an Iranian diplomat, the paper said the Iranian cleric had written to Obama in recent weeks in response to a presidential letter sent in October. MORE
Last January, California Governor Jerry Brown declared a State of Emergency following projections of severe drought. State bureaucrats and local officials jumped into action and mandated any number of water conservation tactics. While some have been relatively successful, most will do nothing. In fact, it appears that despite the drought, water use may have actually increased in the past year. MORE