Saturday, July 05, 2008

Anglican Church of Tanzania rejects ordination of homosexuals as bishops


By Orton Kiishweko and Irene Sakwari

The Anglican Church of Tanzania has reiterated its opposition to the consecration of homosexuals and women as bishops.

Archbishop Valentino Mokiwa told The Citizen yesterday that the practice that threatens to tear apart the Anglican faithful resulted from what he termed ''a leadership failure at Canterbury'', headquarters of the church.

He also said he would not support the proposed ordination of women as bishops during his leadership as the head of the Anglican faithful in Tanzania.

He also denied during the interview that there was a physical split of membership in the Church over homosexuality.

He said the final decision would be reached at the coming Lamberth conference. the rest


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