Monday, July 21, 2008

Chavez Church ‘not recognised by Canterbury’

Monday, 21st July 2008
By: George Conger

HUGO CHAVEZ’S Anglican Church is not a recognized part of the Anglican Communion, a spokesman for the Anglican Consultative Council said.

“We have no knowledge of them at all,” the Rev Canon James Rosenthal told on July 15, while the Episcopal Diocese of Venezuela denied any link to the self styled Iglesia Católica Reformada de Venezuela Rito Anglicano (ICARVEN).

Formed by clergy loyal to the regime of Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez by disgruntled Roman Catholic, Anglican and Lutheran clergy, ICARVEN consecrated Monseñor Jon Jen Siu-García as Bishop Coadjutor, Monseñor Enrique José Albornoz-Cano as Bishop and Monseñor Alexis José Bertis-Vargas as Suffragan Bishop last month. the rest


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