Friday, November 23, 2012

Zimbabwe Supreme Court Orders Break-Away Anglican Bishop To Return Church Properties

AP reports that Zimbabwe's Supreme Court on Monday ruled that Anglican Church property in the country must be returned by break-away Bishop Nolbert Kunonga to the Anglican Province of Central Africa.  Kunonga was excommunicated in 2007 for inciting violence in sermons supporting President Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF Party.  Kunoga formed a new diocese and took over the Cathedral in Harare and other church property with the help of police. Kunoga says he left the Anglican Church because of its position on gay marriage. According to the Financial Gazette, the Anglican Province is undertaking an audit of returned properties to determine damage and missing items.