Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Conservative Anglican's Visit Upsets Episcopal Leaders


[The Christian Post] 1 May 2007--An orthodox Anglican group in the United States will this week officially install its missionary bishop who will provide oversight to breakaway Anglicans. But Episcopal Church leaders feel more threatened by a visit from an Anglican leader from overseas who will be attending the ceremony.

Archbishop Peter Akinola of the Church of Nigeria – the largest province in the worldwide Anglican Communion – plans to install the Rt. Rev. Martyn Minns as missionary bishop of the Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA) – a splinter group and offshoot of the Church of Nigeria. The visit, Episcopal Church leaders say, threatens to further strain the "fragile" relations between their church body and the rest of the worldwide Anglican Communion, according to International Herald Tribune.

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