Friday, February 08, 2008

Western Louisiana Bishop Critical of Archbishop Williams' Advent Letter

[The Living Church] 8 Feb 2008--The Rt. Rev. D. Bruce MacPherson, Bishop of Western Louisiana, has expressed disappointment with Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams in a letter to his diocese. Bishop MacPherson also said he will attend the Global Anglican Fellowship conference (GAFCON) in Jerusalem this June.

Bishop MacPherson recently wrote his diocese with some reflections on Archbishop Williams’ Advent letter to the primates. In his highly anticipated letter, Archbishop Williams declined to sanction The Episcopal Church for failing to provide the unequivocal assurances sought by the primates’ in their February 2007 communiqué. Archbishop Willaims' letter also offered no substantive alternative means of resolving the conflict within the Anglican Communion over innovations to church teaching on sexuality, a particular point of contention for Bishop McPherson.

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