Friday, June 17, 2016

Welby: Anglican Centre must go on ‘needling’ Church

From The Church Times-

THE purpose of dialogue with other Churches is to “rub salt into the wounds caused by our division”, the Archbishop of Canterbury said on Tuesday. “I pray for disruption,” he said.

Archbishop Welby was preaching at an evensong in Westminster Abbey to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Anglican Centre in Rome. The Centre had been set up after a ground-breaking meeting between Pope Pius VI and a former Archbishop of Canterbury, Michael Ramsey. The Archbishop described the Centre as “a needle to provoke mission, a translator to interpret tongues of difference, a channel of friendship to share hope and strength, a family to celebrate our call as God’s children”.

He warned that “the habits of the centuries render us comfortable with disunity, even more so when there is the apparatus of dialogue. Dialogue can be an opiate, dulling the pain of separation.”

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