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Edinburgh aim for fabulous finish in Treviso

first_imgBATH, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 13: Edinburgh centre Nick De Luca looks on dejectedly on the final whistle of the Heineken Cup Pool 5 match between Bath and Edinburgh at the Recreation Ground on December 13, 2009 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) Nick De Luca will play at no.13Edinburgh interim head coach Nick Scrivener has called on his team to cap their strong conclusion to the Magners League season by beating Benetton Treviso at the Stadio di Monigo on Friday night (kick-off 8.05pm local time (7.05pm BST).The match is the club’s final outing of the campaign, and will see them attempt to earn a second straight victory on Italian soil, having beaten Aironi 10-9 in Viadana last October. Edinburgh will also be on the trail of a fourth win in their last five matches, Ospreys, Aironi and Dragons having all been felled at Murrayfield of late.Friday’s clash is a last match in charge for Scrivener, who will return to his native Australia next week, for Scott MacLeod, who starts at second row before completing his move to Japanese outfit Kobe Steelers, and for David Blair, who is leaving the club at the end of the season.Far from focussing on sentiment, Scrivener believes that securing another success would be the most appropriate way for all concerned to sign off. He said: “I’ve no doubt there will be a bit of emotion floating about after the game, but our main concern will be making sure that we’ve at least got the satisfaction of reflecting on a win.“We’ve underlined all along the importance of finishing the season in a positive manner, and with the last few wins we’ve recorded, we’ve gone some way to doing that. It’s now about finishing the job and doing something that we haven’t been particularly good at this season – winning away from home.”There are three changes to the Edinburgh starting line-up from that which claimed a 27-15 triumph against Dragons on Friday 22 April. James King, who missed out on selection for that game after injuring a shoulder, returns at inside centre, with Nick De Luca moving out one to occupy the No.13 berth. Mike Blair injured an ankle in training this week, and so Greig Laidlaw moves to scrum-half with David Blair coming in at stand-off.In the boiler house, meanwhile, Esteban Lozada is suspended after receiving his third Magners League yellow card, and so Steven Turnbull is selected to pack down beside MacLeod. On the bench, David Young and Craig Hamilton return to provide cover at tight-head and lock respectively, while Alan MacDonald has recovered from his own shoulder complaint to feature for the first time since the defeat to Scarlets in February.Scrivener confirmed: “We performed pretty well across the board in the Dragons game, so it’s right and proper that we retain the vast majority of the side for this match. I thought that JT [Jim Thompson] and Nick teamed up nicely in the centres against Dragons, but James King had been on a really good run going into that game, and only missed out because he failed a fitness test late on. Not available due to injury: Alex Blair (back), Mike Blair (ankle), Chris Bloomfield (ACL), Fraser Brown (neck), Ben Cairns (shoulder), Jack Gilding (A/C), Phil Godman (knee), Roddy Grant (knee), John Houston (knee), Gregor Hunter (groin), Mark Robertson (groin), Ross Samson (calf), Netani Talei (wrist). “I’m pleased to be able to give him another go this week, and with JT on the bench chomping at the bit to get on, it’s quite a good position to be in. We’ll need a huge effort from the pack over in Italy, because whenever Treviso are placed under any sort of duress, they go back to their main strength, which is certainly their set-piece. Ours was better against Dragons, but it will need to go up a notch again to give us the right sort of platform to play off.“There are a good number of Edinburgh fans heading over to the game, and we want to give them a performance and result that makes the trip worthwhile.“On a personal note, I’d like to thank all the players, management and supporters I’ve had the pleasure of working with in my time at Edinburgh. It’s been a hugely enjoyable couple of years, and I look forward to following the club’s progress from afar.”Edinburgh starting XV: 15 Chris Paterson14 Simon Webster13 Nick De Luca12 James King11 Tim Visser10 David Blair9 Greig Laidlaw1 Kyle Traynor2 Andrew Kelly (C)3 Geoff Cross4 Scott MacLeod5 Steven Turnbull6 Stuart McInally7 Ross Rennie8 David DentonReplacements:16 Alun Walker17 Lewis Niven18 David Young19 Craig Hamilton20 Alan MacDonald21 Jim Thompson22 Lee Jones23 Tom Brown LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

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Ashton notches up Century appearance in Adams Park clash

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “Adams Park is a very tough place to play, and although we won there last season it was the first time the Saints had got the points,” he added. “Wasps have started the season well and shown they can compete at the top end of the Premiership table. They have also had some excellent results against the likes of Saracens and Worcester.“Dai Young is an experienced coach and he has got a team which combines experienced players like Hugo Southwell and Nicky Robinson with young talent such as Christian Wade and Joe Simpson. We will have to be at our best to get a positive result on Sunday. However there has been a good atmosphere in training this week and everyone is focused on this weekend’s game.” Ashton celebrates on his way to scoring for Saints against NewcastleChris Ashton will make his hundredth appearance for Northampton Saints in Sunday’s Aviva Premiership Rugby Round 8 trip to London Wasps.Ashton will hit three figures just over four years after he made his debut in the first game of the Saints’ season in National League One. That game, against London Welsh, saw the wing score with his first touch of the ball and since then he has gone on to cross the whitewash 88 times, as well as kick one conversion.Director of rugby Jim Mallinder said that while Ashton has improved in his time at Franklin’s Gardens there was still plenty the winger could do to get better as a player.“We’ve seen Chris develop a lot as a rugby union player over the past four years, but there is still plenty for him to learn and his 99 appearances for the Saints represent just about his entire experience in the sport,” Mallinder commented. “Chris may have scored twice last week but he will have to keep playing at the top of his game to stay in our team, as will every other player. We’ve got a lot of competition for places and players like Scott Armstrong, Paul Diggin and Jamie Elliott are all eager for Chris’s spot in the first team.”Turning his attention to London Wasps, Mallinder also said that this weekend’s game represents a stiff challenge for the Saints. NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 29: Chris Ashton of Saints celebrates before his scores his second try during the AVIVA Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Newcastle Falcons at Franklin’s Gardens on October 29, 2011 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images) Saints starting XV:15 Ben Foden14 Chris Ashton13 Jon Clarke12 Tom May11 Vasily Artemyev10 Ryan Lamb9 Lee Dickson1 Soane Tonga’uiha2 Dylan Hartley (C)3 Brian Mujati4 Courtney Lawes5 Mark Sorenson6 Calum Clark7 Phil Dowson8 Roger WilsonReplacements16 Mike Haywood17 Alex Waller18 Paul Doran Jones19 Samu Manoa20 Tom WOOD21 Martin Roberts22 Stephen Myler23 George Pisilast_img read more

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Hotshot: Rhys Patchell (Cardiff Blues)

first_imgYou played in the Sevens World Series last year, what was that like?It was a great learning experience, travelling round the world at 18. I was facing people I’d watched on TV. I was in a lift when DJ Forbes got in and I thought, ‘I’ve got to play you tomorrow’.Are you surprised to be playing so much Blues first-team rugby?Yes, but in pre-season Phil Davies said if you put your head down and impress the coaches, you’d be picked on merit. It was a big gamble for him to throw me into a derby against the Dragons for my first start. Now I want to improve every week and cement my place.RW Verdict: He’s only 19 but Patchell has the skills for the pro game and the potential to go far. Stuart Barnes agrees – see page 52. When did you first play at fly-half?I was a full-back until I was in the Blues South U16 squad and then, because Cory Allen was being picked ahead of me, the coaches asked if I fancied a shot at ten.Have you always been a goalkicker?Yes. When I watched rugby on TV the kickers were always contributing so I wanted to do it, but I don’t relish the limelight. I don’t see why I get so much attention for kicking the points when you’re just doing your job, like the 14 others.Who’s had the biggest influence on you?My teacher at Glantaf, Dai Williams. For two years the Blues didn’t consider me good enough at the U18 age group, but he canvassed on my behalf and got me a trial. This was published in the February 2013 issue of Rugby World. Click here to see what’s in the current edition.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

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Eddie Jones sets sights on Springboks to arrest losing run

first_img When England met up at their recent training camp in Teddington, so the story goes, Eddie Jones walked into the room and told the 40-plus blokes there that none of them had ever beaten South Africa. Guess who England’s next game is against on 12 November.Jones has, when he was coach of Australia, and he was inside the South African camp as they lifted the World Cup in 2007. He has been there and done it, for and against the Boks, unlike anyone in his squad at Test level so no wonder he started targeting Allister Coetzee’s side as soon as he took off from Sydney after the summer tour.Behind enemy lines: Eddie Jones helped mastermind a Springbok World Cup win against EnglandBut England have just won a Grand Slam for the first time in 13 years, have beaten the Wallabies 3-0 away from home for the first time since year dot and are on a 10-match winning streak for the first time the glory days of Sir Clive. Surely it was time to give it a rest, have a look back and celebrate the historic wins? Not a bit of it. In the dreaded sports-speak Jones has already drawn a line under it and moved on.England have won nine out of nine under Jones but from the way he and his team talk you would not know it.And maybe that is his secret – he just doesn’t take his foot off the pedal. The stories of Jones emailing or calling staff and players at dawn are legion but if the players work hard then the coach works harder and does not believe in looking back.Straight drive: Eddie Jones has been keeping busy over the summerThe Australian was at the Oval Test match between England and Pakistan where he told listeners to Test Match Special that his job was to make players ‘comfortable being uncomfortable’ and another task was to make players do things they didn’t want to do.The Australian tour was reviewed by the players and coaches when they were still down under and was only touched on at their most recent get-together.Captain Dylan Hartley said: “All our focus now is on South Africa and winning that game. I’ve never beaten South Africa and I don’t think anyone in the squad’s ever beaten them. There are things we look at, things we need to implement and work on in training, things like meetings and reviews, things we can get better at. The focus for the team is always moving forward, always looking forward to the next challenge and working out how we can get better.”Last time out: England captain Dylan Hartley celebrates in 2014His boss added: “We’re back to zero now, that’s the reality of it. All that’s gone.” So that is the message he is getting through to his players – it was nice while it lasted but what is coming up next? There has probably not been a better time to play the South Africans and for England to get the monkey off their back, and it would be a real boost to finally get one over them.Jones won’t get the bullet, like Robinson, if things don’t go England’s way in the first autumn international but if they are still drawing blanks against the Boks it won’t be because of a lack of hard work. Eddie Jones has not stopped since taking over as England coach after the World Cup and the 56-year old is not one for letting up or looking back… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img As former captain Chris Robshaw, England’s very own comeback kid, said: “We watched a couple of clips this time but this camp was very much about the autumn coming up.”Since the 3-0 win against the Wallabies Jones has spent time at the Tour de France and had a chat with his fellow Australian Trevor Bayliss who is in charge of the England cricket team. He is demanding improvements from his players all the time but is leading the way by trying to improve himself all the time.But he is wrong on one score.None of the current players had beaten the Springboks in a Test match but one or two of them could be the answer to a pub quiz question in your local anytime soon.Ben Youngs and Manu Tuilagi were part of a Leicester side that defeated the-then world champions, at Welford Road, back in November 2009. Youngs kicked 17 points in the 22-17 win and was catapulted into the England team for the following Six Nations, Tuilagi followed in 2011, but no-one in the current squad has beaten the Boks in a no-holds-barred international.  A few of them were part of the 14-14 draw in Port Elizabeth in 2012 but apart from that – nothing.Reputations crushed: Andy Robinson lost his job after losing to South Africa in 2006It was nearly a decade ago that England last turned over the green-and-gold. After losing to Argentina in the 2006 autumn internationals Andy Robinson’s side got the better of the Boks 23-21 at Twickenham, a game that saved Robinson’s job as head coach. A week later, South Africa won 25-14, a game that saved Jake White’s job as head coach of the Boks, en route to winning the World Cup, and cost Robinson his. Stop the Boks: England will be out to dominate the Springboks in November last_img read more

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Herald return of the Anglo-Welsh Cup

first_imgThe competition has a rich and proud history so thank goodness it’s back Holders: Maro Itoje lifts the trophy for Saracens after their win in 2015 (Pic: Action Images) Most of us were so wrapped up in the World Cup last autumn that the absence of the Anglo-Welsh Cup barely registered. Yet the decision not to play this long-running competition – in its original guise, it predates the World Cup and official leagues by 16 years – was a crying shame.Of course it was inevitable, with so much rugby to be squeezed into the calendar, but the competition is responsible for some of the greatest moments and memories in the English game.Back in the Seventies, the cup final at Twickenham was one of the highlights of the sporting year, and I remember Gosforth’s back-to-back triumphs, Leicester’s hat-trick under Chalkie White and the remarkable Bath dominance that stretched from 1984 to the pro era because I was there for each and every one.You never wanted to miss the cup final and for a long time the world record attendance for a club game was the 59,300 that watched Bath beat Leicester in 1989.Maiden success: Sarries chairman Nigel Wray savours his club’s 1998 Tetley’s Bitter win (Pic: Offside)Sponsors came and went but the competition stood resolute. Saracens gave Nigel Wray a first trophy in 1998, Newcastle won high-scoring humdingers in 2001 and 2004, and London Irish had Twickenham’s bars reverberating to The Fields of Athenry in 2002.The cutting-off of amateur clubs was a sad day but had to happen for safety reasons, and in 2005-06 the Welsh regions joined in and it became the Anglo-Welsh entity we know today.Previous winners (since addition of Welsh regions) 2015 Saracens 23 Exeter 20 2014 Exeter 15 Northampton 8 2013 Harlequins 32 Sale 14 2012 Leicester 26 Northampton 14 2011 Gloucester 34 Newcastle 7 2010 Northampton 30 Gloucester 24 2009 Cardiff 50 Northampton 12 2008 Ospreys 23 Leicester 6 2007 Leicester 41 Ospreys 35 2006 London Wasps 26 Llanelli Scarlets 10Cup final attendances remained at over 70,000 well into the Noughties but the 2009 final, when the great Bleddyn Williams, a few months before his death, watched Cardiff Blues thrash Gloucester from the press box, was the last played at HQ.The Anglo-Welsh Cup was devalued by such a move but that’s not to belittle it. According to Premiership Rugby, no fewer than 169 current Premiership players made their club debuts in the cup and its worth as a development tool is undisputed.One of those 169 was Quins flanker Luke Wallace, who says: “The Anglo-Welsh Cup was my first game for Harlequins, against London Irish back in my first season with the club. I hadn’t been involved in the first team until that point, so it was a great experience and a great way to develop my game at that early stage.Stepping stone: Quins’ Luke Wallace is one of many who made their club debut in the competition“The tournament gives young guys the chance to play against top-quality opposition. When we won the tournament in 2013, we played against a full-strength Bath and Sale side. That was a building block for where I am now.”Maro Itoje was seen as a highly promising youngster when he led Saracens to the cup in 2015 and now he’s a world-class operator – things can happen quickly when you’re given an opportunity.Sale will give rugby league convert Josh Charnley a union debut tonight as the Sharks host Wasps, and who’s to say he won’t follow in the footsteps of Jason Robinson, who made his Sale debut in a fourth-round cup tie against Coventry one day shy of 16 years ago.Charnley, who scored 165 tries in 176 appearances for Wigan Warriors, has only been training with his new Premiership team-mates for two weeks and is on the bench tonight. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Anglo-Welsh Cup first-round fixturesFri 4 Nov: Worcester v Bristol (7.45), Bath v Leicester (7.45), Sale v Wasps (8.15)Sat 5 Nov: Gloucester v Saracens (3), Harlequins v Exeter (5.30)Sun 6 Nov: Newcastle v Northampton (3)For the full list of Anglo-Welsh Cup fixtures click here. For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. Sale signing: Josh Charnley celebrates scoring in the 2016 Super League Grand Final (Pic: Reuters)“I’d rather be out there and learning it and get chucked straight in the deep end and learn from my mistakes,” says the 25-year-old.“I’m always asking the lads what position I should be in and where I’m at. It’s going to take time, it’s like any job you’re new to.“If you’re a right-winger in league you stay on the right side, you don’t really tend to go across. But in union you’re always moving. It’s just picking up where to be in the right time. It’s totally different, it’s a different ball game.”Sale are one of only two current Premiership clubs never to have won the cup in its 45-year history and the other, Worcester Warriors, find themselves facing a potentially dangerous animal in Bristol, who will be under Mark Tainton’s management after the decision to suspend Andy Robinson because of poor results.“Fantastic coach”: Andy Robinson, suspended by Bristol, lifts the 1992 Pilkington Cup (Pic: Offside)“I know Andy well, he was my coach at Edinburgh,” says Worcester defence coach Simon Cross, who is taking charge of the team for their cup campaign. “He’s a fantastic coach and I feel very sorry that he’s been suspended.“Bristol are always dangerous opponents, every game we play against them is tough. But it’s a pretty serious squad we’ve picked. Chris Pennell and Dewald Potgieter are senior players back from injury and there are a number of young guys in the side.“Josh Adams deserves another chance to impress on the wing, Jack Singleton has been going very well at hooker, and I’m looking forward to seeing what (second-row) Andrew Kitchener has to offer. It’s a great mix and it should be an exciting game.”Young talent: Worcester wing Josh Adams gets another chance to shine tonight (Pic: Getty Images)Singleton scored four tries for England U20 against Italy this year and he, Kitchener and flanker Huw Taylor – also on duty tonight – played in the team that won the World Championship final in June. Worcester give a debut to Aussie scrum-half Michael Dowsett, who arrived in England last Saturday and has trained and attended all this week’s meetings – “He just about stayed awake with the jet lag!” says Cross.Gloucester, the inaugural winners in 1972, will wear a special shirt featuring a poppy design to mark Remembrance Day for their matches this and next weekend, against Saracens and Northampton.The shirt is available as a limited-edition purchase (click here) and £5 from each purchase will be donated to the Royal British Legion. Gloucester believe they’re the first rugby union club to partner with the Royal British Legion in this way.Pressure on: Gloucester have struggled this term, losing at Saints last weekend (Pic: Action Images)There will be increased TV exposure for the Anglo-Welsh Cup this season after BT Sport took up the rights. The first-round games at Bath and Quins will be shown live, and there will be a highlights programme on ITV on Sunday evening.For those unfamiliar with the competition, each team plays four matches against sides from other pools while competing for points in their own pool. The pool winners advance to the semi-finals, with the final taking place at The Stoop on Sunday 19 March. The Welsh clubs are in Pro12 action this weekend so make their entrance next week. TAGS: Sale SharksWorcester Warriors last_img read more

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Why is France v Italy being played in Marseille?

first_img Shifted: France vs Italy will be held in Marseille, not Paris (Getty Images) Why is France v Italy being played in Marseille?To kick off round three of the 2018 Six Nations, France are playing Italy on Friday night, but the game is not where you would expect.Traditionally, France play their Five and Six Nations home matches in Paris. Their current home is the Stade de France, located in Saint-Denis to the north of the city, while the Parc de Princes, which is home to football team Paris Saint Germain, staged matches in the Eighties and Nineties and from the 1920s to the early 1970s their fixtures were held at Colombes.Related: Six Nations TV coverageHowever this week the match will be taking place in Marseille, at the Stade Velodrome (or for sponsorship purposes, the Orange Velodrome!). This is the first time France have ever played a home Six Nations match outside of Paris. So what’s behind the stadium switch?Firstly, the majority of the rugby fans in France are situated in the south of the country with teams like Toulon, Toulouse, and Montpellier having large followings. The only two Top 14 sides in the north of the country are Parisian clubs Stade Francais and Racing 92 – every other team is located in the bottom half of France.Toulon regularly use the Velodrome for matches, the biggest of which was their Heineken Cup semi-final win over Munster in 2014.By moving this fixture against Italy to Marseille they are giving those in the rugby hotbed of the south the chance to see live Six Nations action without travelling to Paris – or one of their away matches.The Stade de France has been known to have a poor atmosphere on occasions so it will be interesting to see if the crowd is more vocal and intimidating in Marseille.Second home: Toulon often play in Marseille for big games (Getty Images)Secondly, France has the ability to switch venues, with several massive football stadiums across the country. Countries like Ireland, Scotland, and Wales do not have the same choice of alternatives, plus their traditional venues – the Aviva Stadium, BT Murrayfield and Principality Stadium – are conveniently located, particularly given the fact those countries are smaller. Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook and Twitter. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img France and Italy have moved the odd autumn Internationals away from the Stade de France and Stadio Olimpico before, but the historic nature of the French federation taking a Six Nations fixture away from Paris is significant.It may also lead to calls for England to move Tests away from Twickenham. Why not stage an International at Old Trafford or St James’ Park and give those rugby fans in the North of England the chance to see their heroes in action?Importantly, if you are a French fan, the national side has a good record in Marseille too. They have played there 11 times since 2000 and only lost twice, once to Argentina in 2004 and the other to New Zealand in 2009.Good Record: France have a strong record in Marseille, only losing twice in 11 matches (Getty Images)This is welcome news for Jacques Brunel and his side in terms of their Six Nations camapign because France desperately need a win, having lost to both Ireland and Scotland in close contests in the first two rounds. Their opponents, Italy, also need a victory after losing heavily to England and Ireland.As for the fact this match is being played on a Friday night, that is down to the TV rights holders. Friday night sporting events traditionally attract big TV audiences but France are now the only country in the Six Nations to agree to stage fixtures then.Wales have hosted Friday night games in the past but made a call last year to stop until more countries in the competition agreed to do the same.Interestingly, next year’s Six Nations will kick off with a Friday night game between France and Wales on 1 February 2019 at the Stade de France.Related: Six Nations Fixtures On Friday night, France will play Italy in Marseille for the first time in Six Nations history. Find out why herelast_img read more

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2020 Tokyo Olympics Rugby Sevens Schedule Finalised

first_imgWith 2 years to go before the Tokyo Olympics, the schedule for the Sevens competition has been announced. Beaumont continued, “This is the moment that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games comes alive for our players and fans around the world. With two years to go, the competition dates are set, excitement is building, and I am anticipating an outstanding sevens and Games.Rugby World’s Sevens World Cup coverage in association with Tudor Watch.Follow Rugby World on Facebook and Twitter. 2020 Tokyo Olympics Rugby Sevens Schedule FinalisedRugby Sevens will once again feature at the Olympic Games in 2020 with the final schedule being finalised by the International Olympic Committee last week.Like 2016, the Sevens competition will take place in the first week of the Games between the 27th of July and 1st of August. There will be two sessions per day.But contrary to four years ago the mens competition will take place on the first three days and the women’s on the next three days. Their final is set to take place on ‘Super Saturday’.World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont said; “By alternating the schedule, the world’s top women’s teams have the opportunity to shine on ‘Super Saturday’, the biggest moment of the Games, which is extremely exciting for the advancement and popularity of women’s sevens.”In 2016 Rugby Sevens was incredibly popular in Brazil after the Australian women collected their first rugby gold medal since 1924, and Fiji won the men’s competition to win their country’s first ever gold medal. The historic gold for the island nation was one of the best stories of the last Olympics. Peace: Dai Ozawa does the ‘V’ pose which is part of Tokyo 2020’s social media campaign (World Rugby) center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS This announcement comes just days after an immensely successful Sevens World Cup hosted in San Francisco which attracted over 100,000 fans for the three days of play.Related: Rugby Sevens World Cup HighlightsAdditionally, to celebrate being two years out from the tournament, the global rugby family is supporting Tokyo 2020’s social media campaign. Players and unions have been encouraged to post pictures of them posing and doing the ‘V’ sign as shown by Day Ozawa above.One of the most popular poses in Japan, it symbolises the number two and is also the international sign for peace. The campaign will use the hashtags #Tokyo2020 and #2yearstogolast_img read more

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Ireland v France live stream: How to watch the Six Nations from anywhere

first_imgIreland v France live stream: How to watch from EuropeFrance 2, another free-to-air channel, has the rights to broadcast Ireland v France and it will kick off at 4pm in France. In Italy, DMAX is showing Ireland v France (kick-off 4pm) and you can also live stream matches via its online player Dplay. If you’re in Austria, Germany or Switzerland, you can watch Ireland v France (kick-off 4pm) through the live and on-demand streaming service DAZN.Ireland v France live stream: How to watch from AustraliaFor those in Australia, Ireland v France kicks off at 2am on beIN Sports 3. Access to beIN Sports’ Connect package is $19.99 a month or $179.99 for a year and also includes lots of European football action. Plus, there is currently a 14-day FREE trial offer.You can also stream beIN Sports’ coverage live and on-demand through Kayo Sports. A basic package is $25 a month and premium is $35 a month – and they are offering a FREE 14-day trial to new customers.Kayo Sports offer Ireland v France live stream: How to watch from the CanadaSix Nations matches are shown on streaming platform DAZN in Canada.Ireland v France will kick off at 10am EST and 7am on the West Coast.Ireland v France live stream: How to watch from AsiaPremier Sports has the rights to broadcast Six Nations matches, like Ireland v France, in Asia and will show matches in 22 territories – Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.A weekly pass to Premier Sports Asia is $25.99 or you can take out a rolling six-month contract for $89.99 or a year’s deal is $129.99.Premier Sports Asia subscription How to watch Ireland v France from outside your countryIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Six Nations coverage, like Ireland v France, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Six Nations live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.Check out ExpressVPN Ireland v France live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIf you want to tune in to Ireland v France from the Land of the Long White Cloud, the match kicks off at 5am on Sky Sport NZ1.It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99) but if you sign up for 12 months before 30 June 2021 you’ll get your first month free. Plus, you’ll get Sky Go, which allows you to watch live rugby wherever you are.Sky Sport NZ offer Robbie Henshaw will be in action against France (Getty Images) Ireland v France live stream: How to watch from South AfricaIf you want to watch the Six Nations from South Africa, SuperSport is the place to go.Ireland v France kicks off at 5pm on SuperSport Rugby.There are various DStv packages available that give access to SuperSport, ranging from Access, which has the Blitz and Variety 4 channels, to Premium, which includes all 18 sports channels.Ireland v France live stream: How to watch from the USAIf you live in the States, the official broadcaster of Six Nations matches is NBC, with matches streamed on Peacock Premium, which is available for $4.99 a month.Ireland v France will kick off at 10am EST and 7am on the West Coast.Get Peacock Premium Ireland v France live stream: How to watch the Six Nations from anywhereIreland will want to right the wrongs of their opening Six Nations defeat to Wales this afternoon as they host France in Dublin (kick-off 3pm), while the visitors are eyeing their second win of the tournament as they beat Italy last weekend.Here are the match-day squads…Ireland: Hugo Keenan; Keith Earls, Garry Ringrose, Robbie Henshaw, James Lowe; Billy Burns, Jamison Gibson Park; Cian Healy, Rob Herring, Andrew Porter, Tadhg Beirne, Iain Henderson, Rhys Ruddock, Josh van der Flier, CJ Stander.Replacements: Ronan Kelleher, Ed Byrne, Tadhg Furlong, Ultan Dillane, Will Connors, Craig Casey, Ross Byrne, Jordan Larmour.France:Brice Dulin; Damian Penaud, Arthur Vincent, Gael Fickou, Gabin Villiere; Matthieu Jalibert, Antoine Dupont; Cyril Baille, Julien Marchand, Mohamed Haouas, Bernard Le Roux, Paul Willemse, Anthony Jelonch, Gregory Alldritt, Charles Ollivon.Replacements: Pierre Bourgarit, Hassane Kolingar, Uini Atonio, Romain Taofifenua, Dylan Cretin, Baptiste Serin, Anthony Bouthier, Teddy ThomasCheck out our Ireland v France match preview here and below we explain how to find a reliable live stream wherever you are. We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroadWe do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing.  Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. How the table currently stands… but how will it look after the weekend? Comment your predictions down below! #GuinnessSixNations pic.twitter.com/NL2nXmFeOC— Guinness Six Nations (@SixNationsRugby) February 12, 2021 Ireland v France live stream: How to watch from the UKThe good news is that all Six Nations matches are available on free-to-air TV in the UK. Ireland v France, which kicks off at 3pm, will be shown live on ITV in the UK.If you’re from the UK but are overseas when the match takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.Ireland v France live stream: How to watch from IrelandIn Ireland, Ireland v France (kick-off 3pm) is also on free-to-air TV, with Virgin Media One (formerly TV3) broadcasting live coverage of all Six Nations matches. You can also stream live TV through Virgin TV Anywhere if you’d rather watch on your phone, tablet or computer.  It should be an intriguing contest in Dublin this afternoon LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

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Washington bishop welcomes Obama’s change of heart

first_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Press Release Rhian Roberts says: Rector Shreveport, LA Faith & Politics, Human Sexuality Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET May 11, 2012 at 4:35 pm That’s our bishop! God bless her! May 14, 2012 at 6:08 pm Loving people is loving God. I realize “love” has become a common-place and trite word, and I will not define it here. I also understand that many people believe in “tough love”, but I rather be walked-over than harmfully inflict so called “tough-love”. In any event, I do not aim to convince you of anything. “Logical” arguments do not soften peoples’ hearts to God.I wonder though, what might happen if you surrendered your desire to be “right” (since you think you’re right), and opened yourself to truly serve others?Don’t get me wrong, I used to chant statements such as your last 2 sentences – especially so when I lived among like-minded people. But now I have to accept that humility must always accompany faith, since faith by definition is something not proven. I am not saying that I agree with your choice of interpretations, but I’m sure that I have my own wonky ideas, and I always have to allow for the possibility of being wrong. Thus, I am compelled to ask myself, would I be willing to risk going to hell if I believe I am truly loving people? Karen Gonzalez says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem May 12, 2012 at 12:20 pm A beautiful statement indeed!! Washington bishop welcomes Obama’s change of heart Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments are closed. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing Dianna Woolley says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Belleville, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Tags Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Posted May 11, 2012 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 David Krohne says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA [Episcopal Diocese of Washington] The Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, released the following statement May 10, welcoming President Barack Obama’s endorsement of marriage equality:“I want to thank President Barack Obama for his forthright description of how he came to change his mind on the issue of marriage equality. While some commentators are dismissing the President’s “evolution,” the fact is that many of us have a similar story to tell. We grew up in social and spiritual traditions that taught us that same-gender orientation was a perversion, was a sin. Yet over time, and in relationship with people whose lives and examples contradicted our assumptions, we came to a different conclusion. Eventually, we came to realize that the sacred traditions we thought were opposed to same-gender relationships had much to say in support of them.“The President acknowledged that it was the example of staff members in committed, monogamous relationships; the same-gender parents of his daughters’ friends, and brave gay and lesbian soldiers that made him reconsider his opposition to marriage equality. This is only fitting. Jesus said that by their fruits you would know them. The President, like millions of other Americans, recognized goodness and holiness in the lives of same-sex couples, and had the courage and humility to change his mind.“I offer him my appreciation and my prayers.” Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Events Hugh Magee says: Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Albany, NY David Desrosiers says: Joe Clark says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Collierville, TN Submit an Event Listing May 11, 2012 at 5:43 pm This is a great statement! Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Tampa, FL Rector Bath, NC May 14, 2012 at 10:09 pm The Bishop has wisdom, courage, experience and a deep faith. It shows and I thank her Comments (7) Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Press Release Service Rector Smithfield, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 May 14, 2012 at 10:13 am True courage is defined by the willingness to speak the truth, especially in the face of a barrage of political correct society. The Bible says that homosexual behavior is a sin, an abomination to the Lord. You find it in the Old Testament, the New Testament, as well as in the very words of Jesus Himself. There will always be people who quote scripture out of context and twist it to fit their own agenda. I don’t hate homosexuals – I pray for them. They have believed a lie and they are caught up in a lifestyle that will eventually kill them and send them to hell. That is not my idea, it’s from God. And the church leaders that teach otherwise will have to answer to God for their false teachings. You have a right to disagree…and that’s fine. But I will speak the truth, at whatever the cost. I won’t bow down to social pressures, and I won’t go along with the crowd. I would rather please God than man. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET May 13, 2012 at 5:16 pm Sad. It is becoming very difficult to defend our church when the leaders of our church do not see how the leader of this country is using them for his own political gain. At what cost will we follow these leaders? I truly feel the Bishop does not understand the meaning of courage because I have seen none in the current President and feel this is the Bishop’s way to use the church as a forum to support her presidential choice. What would the Bishop say to clergy who refuse to marry same-gender couples? Would the Bishop support them for their courage? I don’t really expect any answers to my question. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group last_img read more

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Gayle Harris, obispa de Massachusetts, hace historia en una catedral…

first_img Director of Music Morristown, NJ Por Matthew DaviesPosted Sep 5, 2014 Submit a Job Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing Rector Tampa, FL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Pittsburgh, PA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Smithfield, NC Gayle Harris, obispa sufragánea de Massachusetts, mientras preside la eucaristía en la catedral de San Asaf, en Gales, el 31 de agosto, convirtiéndose en la primera obispa anglicana que oficia en una catedral galesa. Foto de Nathaniel Ramanaden.[Episcopal News Service] Mientras la Iglesia en Gales se prepara a capacitar mujeres para que lleguen a ser obispas, Gayle Harris, obispa sufragánea de la Diócesis Episcopal de Massachusetts, se convirtió en la primera obispa anglicana que preside la eucaristía y predica en una catedral galesa.“La Iglesia no sólo se ve enriquecida por la ordenación de las mujeres, sino que se ve capacitada y potenciada por la presencia de las mujeres”, le dijo ella a Episcopal News Service durante una entrevista telefónica desde el Reino Unido mientras se preparaba para su histórica participación en el servicio eucarístico de las 11:00 A.M. el 31 de agosto en la catedral de San Asaf, en Denbighshire, Gales del Norte. “Veo a las mujeres poniendo de relieve el deseo de que todas las personas se sienten a la mesa del liderazgo, que todas participen de los beneficios de la vida de Dios. Nadie debe ser ignorado ni dejado fuera”.Aunque la Iglesia en Gales aprobó el 12 de septiembre de 2013 abrir el episcopado a las mujeres, decidió que el derecho eclesiástico no se alteraría en el curso de un año para darle tiempo a los obispos galeses a preparar un Código de Conducta. La Iglesia de Inglaterra también tomó una decisión histórica cuando su Sínodo General, en su reunión de julio, aprobó una legislación que le permite a las mujeres convertirse en obispas.El obispo Gregory Cameron, de la Diócesis de San Asaf, invitó a la obispa Gayle Harris, sufragánea de la Diócesis de Massachusetts, a predicar y presidir el oficio eucarístico en la catedral de San Asaf. Foto de Nathaniel Ramanaden. Gayle Harris, obispa de Massachusetts, hace historia en una catedral de Gales Rector Albany, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Tags Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Women’s Ministry Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab center_img Curate Diocese of Nebraska Press Release Service Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Belleville, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Collierville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Press Release Rector Bath, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Knoxville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Durante su sermón en la catedral de St. Asaf, Harris habló acerca de ser seguidor de Cristo y explicó que el discipulado no es fácil y conlleva un costo personal.Como la primera mujer negra en celebrar misa en una iglesia del interior del estado de Nueva York a principio de los años 90, Harris recibió varias reacciones, tanto positivas como negativas. “Nadie en esa parroquia había visto jamás a una mujer en ese santuario, pero corrieron el riesgo de pedirme como rectora” de la iglesia de San Lucas y San Simón Cireneo [St. Luke and St. Simon Cyrene] en Rochester, Nueva York, señaló.“El primer domingo, decidí no celebrar, sino sentarme entre ellos para lograr conocerlos mejor”, añadió. Algunos feligreses dijeron que no iban a volver, contó Harris. Afortunadamente, la mayoría volvió, entre ellos algunos disconformes que más tarde reconocieron que “no era tan malo como habían esperado”.“Lo más importante es la presencia de Dios”, dijo Harris. “En primer lugar y ante todo yo soy creada a imagen de Dios. Nadie puede negar que ésa es mi identidad. Pero todas mis experiencias de respuestas negativas no se han acabado. Me han tildado de incompetente debido a quien soy, como mujer negra. Eso continúa. Aún creo que este mundo tiene que lidiar con la diferencia del color de la piel. Seguimos eludiendo el problema. Como negra, a veces tengo que preguntar si es porque soy mujer, pero la mayoría de las veces es porque soy negra y mujer. No se ha abordado [a fondo] el problema de la raza.Harris dijo que le está agradecida a Cameron por su invitación a San Asaf. “Dice mucho de él y de lo amable que es. Poro yo veo esto como otra oportunidad de participar y encontrarme con el otro”, afirmó. “Creo que Dios está presente en este momento”.– Matthew Davies es redactor y reportero de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. La visita de Harris se produjo en respuesta a la invitación del obispo Gregory Cameron, de la Diócesis de San Asaf, quien dijo que le había sorprendido el mucho tiempo que le había tomado a la Iglesia en Gales dar el paso de ordenar mujeres como obispos.“Tengo una vasta experiencia sobre las mujeres obispos en la Comunión Anglicana, y su ministerio es tan natural y apropiado como nuestra membresía en la Iglesia, de hombres y mujeres”, le dijo él a ENS. “En efecto, las obispas que conozco han sido de capacidad y talento excepcionales. Es precisamente porque las obispas no son nuevas para la Comunión que me siento encantado de haber tenido la oportunidad de invitar a la obispo Gayle Harris a estar con nosotros, en tanto nos acercamos a la fecha en que las mujeres puedan ser elegidas al episcopado en Gales”.Pero para Harris, la segunda afroamericana en ser consagrada obispa en la Iglesia Episcopal, su llegada al Reino Unido no resultó tan sencilla como era de esperar. La Guardia Fronteriza la detuvo durante más de cinco horas y le dijo que tendría que regresar a EE.UU. aunque ella tenía todos sus documentos y permisos en regla, incluidas [las invitaciones] de la Iglesia en Gales y del arzobispo de York.A pesar del contratiempo, Harris dijo que los funcionarios fronterizos “fueron muy amables, educados y corteses” y que una vez que comprobaron que su visita era legítima, rescindieron la orden de deportación. “Sé que la gente del aeropuerto intentaba cumplir con su deber”, dijo, añadiendo que el funcionario jefe de la Guardia Fronteriza del R.U. le había ofrecido una disculpa personal por lo larga que había sido la detención.Harris se sintió aliviada de superar la experiencia y concentrarse en el itinerario planeado y las próximas celebraciones.Harris ya tenía planes de visitar el R.U. —para oficiar en la boda de una ahijada— cuando la invitaron a expresar un saludo a Cruzar el Umbral [Crossing the Threshold ], una conferencia que celebra el cambio legal para permitir que las mujeres lleguen a ser obispas.Ella asistirá a la conferencia el 4 de septiembre en Cardiff, en la que Geralyn Wolf, obispa jubilada de Rhode Island, participará como oradora principal.La Iglesia Episcopal se convirtió en la primera provincia de la Comunión Anglicana en abrir el episcopado a las mujeres mediante un decreto de la Convención General de 1976, aunque habrían de pasar otros 13 años hasta que la Rvdma. Barbara Harris —predecesora de la obispa Gayle Harris en Massachusetts— fuera consagrada como su primera obispa en 1989. En julio pasado, la Iglesia Episcopal conmemoró los 40 años transcurridos desde que las primeras mujeres fueron ordenadas presbíteras. Sin embargo, la mayoría de las provincias de la Comunión Anglicana aún no ordenan mujeres al episcopado.“Hay lugares donde no podremos ver mujeres ordenadas al episcopado en el curso de nuestras vidas o incluso en la próxima generación, pero creo que Dios puede llamar a quien Él quiera, hombre o mujer, negro o blanco”, dijo Harris. “A veces resulta difícil para nosotros oír y discernir ese llamado y es por eso que en algunos lugares toma más tiempo que en otros”.La obispa Gayle Harris fue ordenada al presbiterado en 1982 y electa obispa sufragánea de Massachusetts en 2002. Esa trayectoria, apuntó ella, ha tenido sus altibajos, pero, a lo largo de ese tiempo, la ha sostenido la presencia de Dios.Gayle Harris, obispa sufragánea de Massachusetts, predica el 31 de agosto en la catedral de San Asaf, en Gales. Foto de Nathaniel Ramanaden. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Anglican Communion, Featured Events Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY last_img read more