Saturday, November 24, 2012

Dr Williams warns: no short cut, no simple solution

From The Church Times-

THE Archbishop of Canterbury told the General Synod on Wednesday morning "very bluntly" that it had "a lot of explaining to do", after it failed to give final approval to the draft women-bishops Measure.

The presidents of the Houses of the Synod met last night, and the House of Bishops had held "informal discussions" early on Wednesday morning, Dr Williams said.

Church House issued a statement shortly after the vote. It said: "The consequence of the 'no' vote of terminating any further consideration of the draft legislation means that it will not be possible to introduce draft legislation in the same terms until a new General Synod comes into being in 2015, unless the 'Group of Six' (the Archbishops, the Prolocutors, and the Chair and Vice-Chair of the House of Laity) give permission and report to the Synod why they have done so."

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