Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Statement from the Secretary General of the Anglican Communion.

The Secretary General of the Anglican Communion Canon Kenneth Kearon has
issued the following statement on behalf of the Joint Standing Committee
concerning the clergy representative to the Anglican Consultative
Council from the Province of Uganda.

The matter came to light at the Joint Standing Committee meeting before
the ACC during a routine review of membership, press accreditation and
other participants at the ACC.

The Revd Philip Ashey had applied for press accreditation to the ACC
Meeting, describing himself as the 'Chief Operating Officer' of the
American Anglican Council, with an address in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Subsequently he was nominated by the Primate of the Church of Uganda as
a clerical representative for that Church to ACC in a letter dated 23rd
April 2009.

In a letter to Archbishop Orombi the Joint Standing Committee stated:

"We understand that the Revd Philip Ashey's relationship with the Church
of the Province of Uganda is as a result of a cross provincial
intervention, and note that such interventions are contrary to the
Windsor Report and other reports accepted by successive meetings of the
Instruments of Communion, including Primates' Meetings which you have


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