Skip to comments.Crown Nominations Commission Deadlocked [new Archbishop of Canterbury]
Posted on 09/28/2012 7:25:56 PM PDT by marshmallow
Selection of a new Archbishop of Canterbury delayed until the "Autumn"
The Crown Nominations Commission (CNC) has been unable to agree upon a candidate for the post of Archbishop of Canterbury.
This weeks third and final meeting of the CNC was to have provided two names to Prime Minister David Cameron a first choice and an alternate. However, on 28 Sept 2012 the Church of England press office released a statement at the close of the three day meeting of the Commission that indicated it had not been able to agree upon a candidate.
The statement read:
This week's meeting of the Crown Nominations Commission (CNC) has been accompanied by much speculation about possible candidates and the likely timing of an announcement of the name of who will succeed Dr Rowan Williams as Archbishop of Canterbury when he steps down to become Master of Magdalene College.
The CNC is an elected, prayerful body. Its meetings are necessarily confidential to enable members to fulfil their important responsibilities for discerning who should undertake this major national and international role. Previous official briefings have indicated that an announcement is expected during the autumn and that remains the case; the work of the Commission continues. There will be no comment on any speculation about candidates or about the CNC's deliberations. Dr Williams remains in office until the end of December.
While the announcement on its face appears to be vague, the delay in announcing the name of the new archbishop from the coming week to sometime during the autumn and the news the work of the Commission continues even though it had concluded its final meeting to select the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury indicates the process has stalled.
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Or has that been done, already?
is there a chance they will nominate a Christian? Or am I wishing too hard..
That may have changed...don't know.
He's definitely a christian. Has some "different" ideas about Paul...but he is a christian.
Sorry...that’s N. T. Wright.