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African Leaders Warn Welby: Anglican Church is ‘Fractured’
The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11/9/12 | John Bingham

Posted on 11/12/2012 5:56:42 AM PST by marshmallow

The new Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is taking over a Church in “spiritual and institutional crisis” leaders representing 31 million African Christians warned tonight.

A group of Bishops and senior clerics from Nigeria and Kenya issued a call for the Archbishop of Canterbury effectively to be replaced as leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion by an elected chairman.

Meanwhile the Anglican church in Uganda offered Bishop Welby its support but warned the Church is “fractured” over questions such as homosexuality and the interpretation of the Bible.

The remarks come following a meeting of Anglican leaders from around the world in Auckland, New Zealand, which ended this week, attended by he current Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams.

The Church has been split between liberal provinces, particularly in North America, and more conservative regions for the past four years after the US church consecrated its first openly gay bishop.

Some traditionalists want the US and Canadian Episcopal churches thrown out of the Anglican Communion for going against what they believe is the Bible’s teaching.

The gathering in new Zealand agreed a raft of motions on issues such as land disputes and drug trafficking.

But church leaders from Nigeria and Kenya last night issued a dissenting communiqué entitled “What Really Happened in Auckland” dismissing the gathering as a failure because it did not address the growing rift.

They said principles upheld “since the Reformation” were being abandoned and accused the outgoing Archbishop of failing to take control.

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TOPICS: Current Events; Mainline Protestant; Ministry/Outreach; Theology
KEYWORDS: africanchristians; anglicans; coe; welby

1 posted on 11/12/2012 5:56:48 AM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Thorw out the witch PB in America and and the whole province. Then throw out Canada, too. DO IT, WELBY!

2 posted on 11/12/2012 6:03:07 AM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: WashingtonSource

These churches aren’t fractured — their members simply choose to worship a specific human being, instead of the true God.

3 posted on 11/12/2012 6:13:37 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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