Wednesday, 23 May 2007

Gay bishop is left off Canterbury guest list

The openly gay Bishop of New Hampshire, whose consecration in 2003 has taken the Anglican Church to the brink of schism, is to be excluded from the Lambeth Conference next year.

The Archbishop of Canterbury said that Bishop Robinson would not be among the 800-plus Anglican bishops invited to Canterbury next summer. In a step that could risk a boycott from the Nigerian contingent, Dr Rowan Williams has also decided not to invite the Right Rev Martyn Minns, the evangelical bishop installed by the Church of Nigeria last year to serve orthodox Anglican congregations in the US. Read more

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