[sydneyanglicans.net] 1 Oct 2008--The GAFCON Primates council has issued a statement of ‘dismay’ at the Episcopal Church action against the Bishop of Pittsburgh, Bob Duncan, saying it is convinced “the faithful Anglicans of North America need to have their own Province recognised by the Communion as a whole”.
In a firm statement, the primates say Bishop Duncan “is a Bishop in good standing in the Anglican Communion, and is guilty only of guarding his people from false teaching and corrupt behaviour as he promised to do. Once more the upholders of the orthodox faith are made to suffer at the hands of those who have introduced new teachings”.
The GAFCON primates go on to say that the move by US Presiding Bishop Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori has had a ‘clarifying’ effect.
“It is now impossible to believe that the exhortations of the Lambeth Conference and the Windsor Continuation Group will be heeded. No Pastoral Forum has been established. We remain convinced that the faithful Anglicans of North America need to have their own Province recognised by the Communion as a whole. We are determined to stand with Bishop Duncan and those who, like him, have protested in the name of God against the unscriptural innovations which have caused such divisions amongst us.”
GAFCON Primates' release statement on Bob Duncan deposition - EV News