Obama backs India's bid for a permanent seat on the U.N's security council, and other news.
President Barack Obama on the third and final day of his trip to India said, in an address to the Indian Parliament,
Also, it was announced by the British Catholic Church that five Anglican bishops are converting to Catholicism, following Pope Benedict XVI's invitation to clergy disaffected by the Anglican Communion's stance on gay and female priests.
The just and sustainable international order that America seeks includes a United Nations that is efficient, effective, credible and legitimate. . . . That is why I can say today — in the years ahead, I look forward to a reformed U.N. Security Council that includes India as a permanent member.
Erica Werner, "Obama backs India bid for UN Security Council seat," Yahoo! News, 8 Nov. 2010 <http://news.yahoo.com/...>
Differences over the elevation of gay clergy have caused turmoil within the Anglican Communion, an association of churches with 80 million members in about 160 countries. Some conservatives have quit in protest, while the U.S. Episcopal Church - the branch of the Anglican Communion in the United States - has appointed two gay bishops since 2003.
Jill Lawless, "UK Catholics say 5 Anglican bishops converting," Washington Post, 8 Nov. 2010 <http://www.washingtonpost.com/...>