Deposed Bishop issues warning to Church of England
Saturday, 18th October 2008
By Toby Cohen
The deposed Bishop of Pittsburgh, the Rt Rev Robert Duncan, has issued a warning to the Church of England that it is heading towards the fate of the Episcopal Church, and announced the end of a Canterbury-centred Communion.
At a conference at All Souls in London, Bishop Duncan told the Church to beware coercion by powerful liberal contingents: “What begins as a liberal initiative very quickly becomes illiberal. I think you saw signs of it at your General Synod.”
The bishop is now serving under the authority of the Province of the Southern Cone. Two other Episcopal dioceses, Quincy and Forth Worth, will also vote to join the province in November.
Bishop Duncan drew comparisons between the dominance at Lambeth of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, and the control of the Episcopal Church by Presiding Bishop Katherine Jefferts Schori, but at the same time spoke of the demise of the Archbishop’s role.
Deposed bishop warns traditionalists against ‘illiberal takeover’
by Maria Mackay
Saturday, October 18, 2008
The deposed Episcopal Bishop of Pittsburgh has warned that the “illiberal takeover” of the US Episcopal Church could also happen to the Church of England.
Bishop Robert Duncan was ousted by The Episcopal Church – the US branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion – on the grounds of “abandonment of communion” after leading his diocese in realigning with the Province of the Southern Cone in South America.
Speaking at a press conference in London on Friday, Bishop Duncan accused TEC of pursuing a “totalitarian political agenda” in which opposition is either silenced or banished after he was deposed without trial. the rest
ENS: Former Pittsburgh bishop warns Church of England traditionalists against 'complacency'