Thursday, November 22, 2007

Anglican provinces divided on adequacy of Episcopal Church response on gay bishops

[International Herald Tribune] 22 Nov 2007--Anglican churches worldwide were divided on whether the U.S. Episcopal Church had responded adequately to concerns about gay bishops, church authorities said Thursday.

Twelve leaders of national churches informed the Archbishop of Canterbury that they accepted the Episcopal Church's response. Ten primates — all part of the conservative Global South alliance — rejected the response, and a dozen have yet to give a stance.

Three other primates reported mixed views, and another promised to respond after further consultation, according to a statement from Lambeth Palace, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams' office in London.

Williams indicated he would respond to the survey in his annual Advent letter next month.

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