Wednesday, 26 September 2007

For now, US Anglicans give in to Archbishop

Liberal American bishops threw the Archbishop of Canterbury a lifeline in his efforts to avert Anglican schism by agreeing to halt appointments of gay bishops and same-sex blessings, at least temporarily.

The compromise will, however, fail to appease many conservative leaders as it offers no guarantee that the American Church will maintain the moratoriums for more than a couple of years.

It also falls far short of agreeing to provide an independent safe haven for American conservatives who have rejected the authority of their own liberal bishops.

One conservative insider said it represented "two fingers to the Communion." Read more
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