Saturday, July 05, 2008

New fellowship to unite ‘confessing Anglicans’ is born

Paul Handley reports from GAFCON in Jerusalem
July 4, 2008

PARTICIPANTS in GAFCON stood and applauded for 57 seconds after the conference’s final statement, with the Jerusalem Declaration, was read out by the Primate of Uganda, the Most Revd Henry Orombi, last Sunday.

There was concentrated silence as Archbishop Orombi read through the four-page statement. He paused only once, to repeat the line: “Our fellowship is not breaking away from the Anglican Communion.”

After the applause, the Primate of Nigeria, the Most Revd Peter Akinola, asked the participants: “Is this your mind?” There was a resounding “Yes,” which he asked the participants to repeat: “Not loud enough!” “Yes!” the rest-great pictures!


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