World in brief: Military convoy attack kills six
Sangjani, Pakistan – Suspected militants attacked trucks carrying military vehicles for foreign forces in Afghanistan early today close to the Pakistani capital, killing six people and wounding seven others, police and witnesses said.
Insurgents have occasionally attacked the convoys over the last two years, but today’s strike was the first so close to the well-protected city of Islamabad, something likely to cause particular unease.
Anglicans scold U.S. over bishop
London – The Anglican Communion has suspended U.S. Episcopalians from serving on ecumenical bodies because of the election of a lesbian as a bishop in California.
The U.S. church opened a rift in the global communion seven years ago by electing a gay man, V. Gene Robinson, as bishop of New Hampshire. Conservative African Anglicans have taken a lead in opposing moves in the United States and Canada to promote gays and to bless homosexual relationships.
Rowan Williams, the archbishop of Canterbury and spiritual leader of the Anglican Communion, had called for a moratorium on appointing homosexuals to leadership positions. He asked for action against the Episcopal Church after the Rev. Canon Mary Glasspool was made an assistant bishop of Los Angeles.