Sunday, February 01, 2009

Christendom's latest split or a hopeful reformation?

Starting today, Anglican leaders are holding a key meeting in Egypt to decide whether to recognize a new church for conservatives from their North American flock
Feb 01, 2009

First, there was the Holy See: the Vatican and home to the Bishop of Rome, Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Then came the See of Canterbury, where its archbishop, claiming a heritage dating back to Augustine, ruled the Church of England.

Next: the See of Pittsburgh?

When the Anglican Church in North America was formed late last year as a conservative alternative to the liberal churches of Canada and the U.S., the Bishop of Pittsburgh was installed as its first archbishop after leading his diocese out of the Anglican Communion in a fight over gay marriage.

Now the bushy-browed Robert Duncan wants back in, and an all-important meeting opening today in Alexandria, Egypt, of Anglican leaders from around the world marks the beginning of that process.

At the request of Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, spiritual leader of the communion, Duncan prepared a paper to be presented at the meeting on the aspirations of his new church and why it should be made part of the communion. the rest

Pope Shenouda receives Anglican primates in Alexandria


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