Sunday, May 3, 2009

Plenary ACC meeting opens

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has expressed the hope that the 14th Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) meeting will move through “some of the difficult business” involving the Anglican Communion’s structures and issues “towards a proper focus on theology and on mission.”

Speaking at the opening plenary session late Saturday afternoon, May 2, Archbishop Williams said that “a proper focus on mission is one of the elements that most securely and profoundly binds us together as a Communion.” The Anglican Communion, composed of 80 million Anglicans in 44 regional and national churches in more than 160 countries, has been deeply divided in recent years over the issue of sexuality.

A major part of what Archbishop Williams described as “quite a full agenda” is the proposed Anglican Covenant. The ACC has to decide at this meeting whether the third and final draft of the proposed common covenant should be sent to member churches of the Anglican Communion for consideration.

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