Friday, September 16, 2005

Akinola Denies Anglican Split on Agenda at Forthcoming Meeting
Archbishop Peter Akinola has firmly denied reports that next month's meeting of Anglicans in Egypty will put into place schism between supporters and opposers of liberalisation trends in the U.S. and U.K. branches of the Anglican Church.
Posted: Friday, September 16 , 2005, 6:37 (UK)

The Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Nigeria, Peter Akinola, has come out to deny media reports stating that the purpose the Anglican meeting next month in Alexandria, Egypt, was create a schism between conservatives and liberals in the Anglican Church, reports Reuters.

The Anglican Communion is facing a growing crisis as traditionalists, mainly from Africa and Latin America, continue to virulently oppose the advancement of gay rights by liberal Anglicans in the United States, Canada and Britain. According to reports, the meeting in Alexandria next month would see the creation of a new independent Africa-based Anglican community to be headed by Akinola, one of the most outspoken critics of the Church’s increasing liberalisation.



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