Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Anglican summit: Traditionalists' anger over Justin Welby’s federal plan

From The Telegraph-

Fears of a permanent split in the global Anglican Church are mounting amid claims that traditionalists felt they had been lured into attending a make-or-break summit in Canterbury under false pretences.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, has invited the leaders from almost 40 Anglican churches around the world for their first face-to-face discussions for well over a decade in an attempt to forge reconciliation between liberal and conservatives groups.

The 85 million-strong church has been in turmoil turmoil since 2003 when the US branch of Anglicanism – The Episcopal Church (Tec) - ordained its first openly-gay bishop, Gene Robinson.

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