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2006-03-05 07:03:32

By Gideon Long LONDON (Reuters) - The leader of the world's Anglicans branded the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay an "extraordinary legal anomaly" on Sunday and said it set a dangerous precedent for dictators around the world. Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, spiritual leader of 77 million Anglicans, also described Islamist extremism as "appalling" and terrorism as "an insult to God and man." "I think what we've got in Guantanamo is an extraordinary legal anomaly ......

2006-01-16 08:27:14

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - A Church of England report paved the way on Monday for a female Archbishop of Canterbury but said that having a woman as spiritual leader of the world's Anglicans was still a long way off. As a first step, women bishops could be ordained by the year 2012, it added, but not before an elaborate compromise is worked out to placate opponents. The issue of whether women should be allowed to break through the so-called "stained glass ceiling" to take...

2005-12-02 04:32:21

By Mabvuto Banda BLANTYRE (Reuters) - The Anglican Church in Malawi has rejected the appointment of a liberal British vicar as one of the country's three bishops because of his support for gay rights, a church statement said on Friday. In a further sign of the split between African and Western Anglicans over homosexuality, the Anglican Church of Central Africa said Nicholas Henderson's prior association with a pro-gay church group "made him unsuitable for confirmation." The...

2005-11-17 07:01:37

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Almost half the world's Anglican archbishops have mutinied over the divisive issue of gay clergy, demanding action from Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams over "unrepented sexual immorality" in the church. Their views, set out in a sharply worded open letter to Williams in which they attack his leadership, could put the 450-year-old church on the road to schism. Two years of deepening divisions among the world's 77 million Anglicans were...

2005-11-04 07:52:11

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Traditionalist British Anglicans have defied church leaders in an escalating row over gay clergy by importing a conservative African bishop to ordain three deacons. The latest step toward schism in the 450-year-old Anglican church coincides with the visit to Britain of openly gay bishop Gene Robinson, whose ordination two years ago in the United States first sparked the crisis. In a highly symbolic service that deepened divisions between...

2005-10-31 10:00:47

By Edmund Blair CAIRO (Reuters) - Traditionalist Anglican clerics warned the U.S. and Canadian churches on Monday that their liberal actions over gay rights were tearing apart the 450-year-old church and told them to change their ways urgently. In some of the strongest language they have used so far in an already acrimonious dispute, churches from Africa, Asia and Latin America said they saw no evidence yet that U.S. and Canadian Anglicans were responding to calls for "repentance."...

2005-10-28 12:53:20

By Edmund Blair AIN SUKHNA, Egypt (Reuters) - The spiritual leader of the Anglican church on Friday called for traditionalist and liberal camps to keep talking despite deep divisions over gay rights that have threatened to split the 450-year-old church. Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams also told Reuters he had urged traditionalist church leaders from developing states meeting in Egypt not to create new church structures even though existing arrangements might have left many...

2005-10-25 11:42:20

By Edmund Blair CAIRO (Reuters) - Traditionalist Anglican clerics from the developing world said on Tuesday that liberal U.S. and Canadian churches had not done enough to heal a rift over gay rights that is threatening to tear apart the Anglican church. The 77 million-strong Anglican church has been divided since 2003 when the U.S. Episcopal Church ordained a gay bishop and Canadian Anglicans began blessing same-sex marriages. The move outraged traditionalists who dominate the...

2005-10-06 12:31:03

PARIS (Reuters) - A senior Anglican archbishop has said the worldwide Anglican church must not become so polarised over the issue of gay rights that other Christian denominations can no longer take it seriously. Archbishop Robin Eames, head of a task force that tried to bridge the gap between Third World conservatives and North American liberals, said the 77 million strong Anglican Communion had to create a stronger central authority to mediate disputes. Traditionalist Anglican...

2005-09-20 05:23:45

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams faces a recurring nightmare trying to stop Anglican liberals and conservatives heading for schism over the increasingly divisive issue of gay rights. "That is why Rowan Williams is looking so haggard nowadays," Church Times editor Paul Handley said on Tuesday as the spiritual leader of 77 million Anglicans worldwide fought to keep the church united. Two years of deepening divisions were sparked by the...


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