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ACC-16 Day One: the Archbishop of Canterbury on the Instruments of Communion

“The Primates said that for a three-year period the Episcopal Church, TEC, should not take part in decisions on matters of doctrine or polity. They can speak but we suggested that they should not vote, nor should they represent the Communion on external bodies such as those dealing with interfaith or ecumenical matters.” – Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby

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The Archbishop replies

It is never wrong, of course, to admit false steps that can be identified and repudiated, but it would be wrong to invoke the language of repentance insincerely, without clarity on what is to be repented of.

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