Friday, 6 July 2007

Nigeria may boycott Lambeth 2008

Nigeria's Anglican bishops may boycott a conference of Anglican leaders next year if the US Episcopal church refuses to stop its liberal agenda, the country's most senior Anglican said in an interview published in an early edition of The Times' Thursday paper.

Dr Peter Akinola said he did not think the Episcopal church, the American branch of the Anglican communion, would listen to conservative Anglican leaders from Africa and Asia who were opposed to its appointment of an openly gay bishop, Gene Robinson, in 2003.

"All we are saying is do not celebrate what the Bible says is wrong," Akinola told the daily. Read more

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