Wednesday, 3 October 2007

No money and pressure from Celtic Primates influence ABC’s decision on Primates’ Meeting

Reactions to the US House of Bishops New Orleans statement amongst the Primates have broken along factional lines, with conservatives denouncing the statement as insubstantial and dishonest, while liberals have praised its candor and modesty.

The divergent views of the adequacy of the US response to the Primates request for clarification of American church practices towards gay bishops and blessings further complicates the Archbishop of Canterbury’s hopes of forestalling a schism within the Communion.

Straightened finances and fears of a boycott by the primates of Wales, Ireland and Scotland to an emergency primates’ meeting to discuss the American response to the primates’ Dar es Salaam communique, has led to Dr. Williams telephoning the Communion’s primates to try to find a common mind. Read more

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1 comment:

Peter Kirk said...


If the Anglican Communion's finances had really been straightened, that would be good news for once. But I think what this author (Chris Sugden?) means is that they are straitened.