Anglican priest to be President of the Seychelles
AN ANGLICAN priest and chief of the Seychelles Democratic Alliance, the Revd Wavel Ramkalawan, is to be the fifth President of the Seychelles after successful the election on Sunday with 54.9 per cent of the vote. It’s his sixth try, and the primary time an opposition chief has gained the election in 44 years. His rival, the previous president, Danny Faure, was working underneath the lately renamed United Seychelles social gathering, which had been in energy since 1977. Fr Ramkalawan studied at St Paul’s Theological School in Mauritius earlier than his ordination to the priesthood in 1985. He later studied theology at Birmingham College, earlier than returning to parish ministry within the Seychelles, latterly as priest-in-charge of the Parish of the Holy Saviour, Anse Royale. He stated of his victory on Wednesday: “You will need to discover how we will reconcile our individuals to go ahead.”
Melbourne’s Competition Corridor purchased by Hillsong
FESTIVAL HALL in Melbourne, Australia, has been purchased by the Charismatic Evangelical megachurch, Hillsong, for $23.375 million, after three years available on the market, it was reported this week. The senior pastor of Hillsong, Brian Houston, made the announcement throughout a digital church service on Sunday. The live performance corridor, which has hosted world-famous musicians, together with the Beatles and Frank Sinatra, would most likely proceed to host exterior performances, Mr Houston stated, with Hillsong being the “anchor tenant” holding providers every Sunday. Hillsong has attracted a big younger following lately, together with the singer Justin Bieber. In 2015, nevertheless, Mr Houston was discovered by the Royal Fee into Institutional Responses to Youngster Sexual Abuse to have did not report allegations of abuse made towards his father, Frank Houston, who has been accused of sexually abusing 9 boys (Press, 27 September 2019). Some musicians have pledged to boycott the venue.