Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Archbishop of Canterbury hits out at breakaway Anglicans

Riazat Butt religious affairs correspondent, and Peter Walker
Tuesday July 1, 2008

The Archbishop of Canterbury yesterday accused rebel Anglicans who have launched a breakaway faction within the global communion of lacking legitimacy, authority and, by implication, integrity.

Breaking his silence over the threat to the unity of the 77 million-strong communion, Dr Rowan Williams warned leaders of the conservative coalition that "demolishing existing structures" was not the answer to their concerns.

The Church of England faces further upheaval on a second front, with a group of clergy and bishops threatening to defect over the issue of women bishops. the rest


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