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Welby answers question about Bishop Love resignation

Welby answers question about Bishop Love resignation

The Archbishop of Canterbury received and answered a question regarding the resignation of the Bishop William Love of the Episcopal Church’s Diocese of Albany. Questions are sometimes used by members of synod to put the bishops on the hot seat.

From Church of England General Synod Questions, November 2020 (PDF)

Mrs Sarah Finch (London) to ask the Chair of the House of Bishops:

Q45 Has the House of Bishops responded, on behalf of the Church of England, to the recent resignation of Bishop Bill Love from the Diocese of Albany (New York, USA), who adhered to the agreed teaching of the Anglican Communion as set out, for example, in Lambeth Conference 1998 resolution 1.10? If no response has so far been made, will one be made, and with what content?

The Archbishop of Canterbury to reply as Chair of the House of Bishops:

A Division in the Body of Christ is always a cause of lament. The House of Bishops would not wish to make statements on individual cases such as this, not least as it is a matter under the jurisdiction of another autonomous Province of the Anglican Communion. I have arranged to have a private conversation with the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church and others on this matter so as to better understand the situation in hand.

It was recently reported the Archbishop of Canterbury will take a summer sabbatical, possibly in the United States, to study reconciliation.


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