Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Anglican Pope, Dual Magisterium - Anything to Save the Comm-Union
Canterbury Tales: The Covenant to Agree to Disagree
By Peter Smith

LONDON, May 23, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In desperation, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, has developed a "covenant" to secure the fragile unity of the 77 million member Anglican Communion threatened by the liberal churches' embrace of homosexuality. The measure is an attempt to stave off a complete schism between the conservative, but more populous "global south" of the Communion, and the liberal, but wealthier developed nations. The "covenant" is Dr. Williams' measure to hold together a communion that has its African and Asian primates demanding that the American churches "repent" their 2003 ordination of the openly homosexual bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire, and blessing of homosexual unions.

According to the UK's Daily Telegraph, Dr. Williams has come up with what it calls "a two track Church", to keep the liberals and conservatives happy in one fragile organization, which lately has been only able to agree on the name of Anglican. The "covenant" will be presented to the 37 Primates of the worldwide Anglican Communion for their approval at the 2008 Lambeth Conference.
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