Wednesday, 23 May 2007

Church Conference snubs gay bishop

The first openly gay Anglican bishop, whose consecration in 2003 brought the worldwide Church to the brink of schism, has not been invited to next year's Lambeth Conference.

New Hampshire bishop, the Rt Rev Gene Robinson of the US, was one of a handful not to receive invitations when they were sent to nearly 880 of his colleagues yesterday.

The decision by Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, will dismay many liberals. Several may now refuse to attend the 10-yearly gathering of the world's Anglican bishops in Canterbury. Read more

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