Wednesday, 26 September 2007

Bishops Conclude Meeting With Response to Primates

Very few members of the House of Bishops’ canvassed by The Living Church expressed complete satisfaction with the final version of their “Response to Questions and Concerns Raised by our Anglican Communion Partners,” released at the conclusion of their Sept. 20-25 meeting. But in the end there was only one ‘no’ voice vote registered and it didn’t belong to a traditionalist.

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and the other members of the joint steering committee of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) and the primates met late into the night Monday discussing language on the eight bullet points the bishops had approved earlier in the day.

Those suggestions were brought back to the House of Bishops Sept. 25 and during private sessions that occupied most of the day, the bishops developed the eight explanatory paragraphs to be included alongside the original bullet points. The document proposes nothing new in six of the eight paragraphs. It does endorse the Presiding Bishops’ new plan for episcopal visitors and a Communion-wide consultation on how to implement it. Read more

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