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2006-06-28 01:54:31

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - The leader of the world's 77 million Anglicans, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, has said the worldwide church may have to break up amid a bitter row over the consecration of gay bishops. In a lengthy statement issued by his Lambeth Palace office on Tuesday, Williams proposed churches should be asked to sign a formal covenant, allowing some to be fuller members of the Anglican communion than others. "Those churches that were prepared to...

2006-06-23 08:53:13

By Rebecca Harrison DAKAR (Reuters) - Africa's Anglican bishops have attacked their U.S. counterparts for failing to condemn homosexuality after they elected a liberal woman leader who supports gay rights. In an open letter after a meeting in Kampala, they also told conservative Episcopalians that they still supported them in their opposition to the pro-gay stand of the U.S. church, which includes the first gay bishop in the Anglican Communion. Nigerian Archbishop Peter Akinola,...

2006-06-22 11:05:38

By Tume Ahemba LAGOS (Reuters) - African bishops on Thursday applauded a decision by the U.S. Episcopal Church to avoid consecrating more openly gay bishops but said liberals must show true repentance if a rift in the Anglican community is to heal. The U.S. arm of the community made the decision on Wednesday in an about-turn aimed at appeasing the worldwide church and avoiding a split with its more conservative parts, particularly in Africa. Many African bishops condemn...

2006-06-21 15:15:10

By Jim Leckrone COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - The U.S. Episcopal Church, trying to appease an angry and alienated worldwide Anglican community, reversed itself on Wednesday and agreed to try to avoid the consecration of more openly gay bishops. The action came 24 hours after one of two legislative bodies at the 2.3 million member U.S. church's convention had rejected a similar idea. The non-binding resolution adopted at the convention calls on those in authority "to exercise restraint...

2006-06-21 14:03:03

By Jim Leckrone COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - The U.S. Episcopal Church, trying to appease an angry and alienated worldwide Anglican community, reversed itself on Wednesday and agreed to try to avoid the consecration of more openly gay bishops. The action came 24 hours after one of two legislative bodies at the 2.3 million member U.S. church's convention had rejected a similar idea. The non-binding resolution adopted at the convention calls on those in authority "to exercise restraint...

2006-06-21 12:59:45

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - The U.S. Episcopal Church on Wednesday, reversing an earlier decision, adopted a resolution to avoid the consecration of additional gay bishops, a move designed to heal strained relations with 77 million fellow Anglicans worldwide. The action reversed a decision made 24 hours earlier when one of two legislative bodies at the 2.3-million-member U.S. church's triennial convention rejected a similar idea. The resolution adopted by both the church's bishops and...

2006-06-20 17:31:56

By Michael Conlon CHICAGO (Reuters) - A proposal for the U.S. Episcopal Church to impose an unofficial moratorium on the ordination of more openly gay bishops was rejected in a key vote at the church's convention on Tuesday, a move that could further roil relations with fellow Anglicans worldwide. The issue is not completely dead since the triennial convention of the 2.3-million-member U.S. church will not close until Wednesday evening and the matter could be revived. But with time...

2006-06-20 16:24:06

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A proposal for the U.S. Episcopal Church to impose an unofficial moratorium on ordaining more openly gay bishops was rejected on Tuesday in a vote that could further roil relations with fellow Anglicans worldwide. The issue is not completely dead since the triennial convention of the 2.3-million-member U.S. church will not close until Wednesday evening and the issue could be revived. But the rejection by one of two legislative policy-making houses meeting in...

2006-06-19 15:25:47

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Anglicans faced a new crisis on Monday after the U.S. branch of the church elected a liberal female leader who said she believed homosexuality was no sin and homosexuals were created by God. One English bishop warned that Anglicanism was in danger of splitting into "two religions" after the election in the United States of Katherine Jefferts Schori to lead the 2.3-million-strong U.S. episcopal church. The election came after the consecration of...

2006-06-19 14:22:43

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Anglicans faced a new crisis on Monday after a liberal female bishop became head of the U.S. branch of the church and an English bishop warned that Anglicanism was in danger of splitting into "two religions." The consecration of openly gay American bishop Gene Robinson and the blessing of same sex marriages in Canada three years ago have deepened differences between liberals and conservatives among the world's 77 million Anglicans. Now the broad...


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