No meeting with Canadian Primate Fred Hiltz on the Archbishop's itinerary
In what is being billed as an "historic moment", the Archbishop of Nigeria Nicholas Okoh will visit Canada, but he will not see his counterpart, the Most Rev. Fred Hiltz, the Anglican Primate of Canada.
In what can only be described as a deliberate snub by the African Archbishop, the head of 20 million Nigerian Anglicans, Archbishop Okoh will visit some of his CANA (Convocation of Anglicans in North America) Churches in Canada between July 15 - 25th, 2011.
CANA was formed following a complete break from the Anglican Church of Canada (ACoC) as a result of its departure from the historic formularies and traditions of the global Anglican Communion. Orthodox Anglicans licensed by CANA will welcome the Primate of all Nigeria to Canada. His congregations are not recognized by the Anglican Church of Canada.
While he has visited the U.S. several times since his election as the Primate of the Anglican Church of Nigeria, most recently in March 2010, this will be his first visit to Canada. He has chosen the historic cities of Regina and and Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan as places to visit.
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