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The Archbishop of the Episcopal Church of the United States, Katharine Jefferts Schori, is currently on a three-day visit to the Church of Sweden. While in Europe she will deliver the Quasimodo Lecture.
Primates who did not attend the Dublin Primates meeting have issued a statement through Gafcon complaining about decisions made in their absence that underscored that
Of course, ‘proper justice’ is hard to come by internationally. America regularly casts the UN (and the International Criminal Court) as the hapless sheriff, and so continues to play the world’s undercover policeman. The UK has gone along for the ride. What will we do when new superpowers arise and try the same trick on us?
In his presidential address to the church’s governing body, Dr. Morgan laid out a plan for a thorough review of the Church in Wales, adding, “One thing that will help us as we embark on this process if we feel a bit threatened or beleaguered, is the knowledge that some of the issues we face are trivial in comparison with the problems faced by some of our sister churches in the Anglican Communion.” He also spoke about the Primates meeting in Dublin earlier in the year.
Dr Morgan is the latest senior UK figure to call for the rule, which stops the eldest daughter of a monarch from inheriting the British throne if she has a younger brother, to be scrapped.
The good that the Archbishop of Canterbury seeks to achieve is the unity of an imagined Anglican Communion that has virtually no existence in reality. In support of that unity he willingly sacrifices the ordination of women, the appointment of women to the episcopate and the exclusion of gay and lesbian people from ordination and the episcopate. For the sake of unity of a communion that does not really exist, he has (perhaps unwittingly) fostered turmoil, dissension, and schism.
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