Sunday, July 06, 2008

Report of Anglican-Vatican talks ahead of women bishops vote

by Daniel Blake
Sunday, July 6, 2008

The Church of England is staying tight lipped over a report that senior bishops have met Vatican officials in secret talks on the crisis in the worldwide Anglican Communion.

The Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported that a number of bishops met top Vatican officials to discuss homosexual priests and women bishops, both major stumbling blocks to closer relations between the two Churches.

The Church of England General Synod, currently taking place in York, is due to debate on Monday the extent to which alternative provisions should be made for clergy and parishes opposed to the ordination of women bishops. the rest


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