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A key committee of the U.S. Episcopal Church, responding to criticism from fellow Anglicans worldwide for the consecration of an openly gay bishop, approved on Saturday an expanded and more strongly worded apology for the action.
By Michael Conlon COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - A key committee trying to craft the U.S. Episcopal Church's response to the anger and alienation caused by the consecration of an openly gay bishop wrestled with disagreements on Friday over how to apologize and what to promise for the future.
By Michael Conlon COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - While debate over homosexuality dominates news coming from the U.S. Episcopal Church's triennial convention, matters ranging from opposition to the Iraq war to a demand that the Guantanamo prison be closed are also on the agenda.
By Michael Conlon COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - The U.S. Episcopal Church, trying to quell the storm it created by consecrating the first openly gay bishop in Anglican church history, was showered with calls on Wednesday to repudiate the action and pleas not to abandon gays and lesbians.
By Michael Conlon CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Episcopal Church faces a fractious debate next week over the controversy caused by the consecration of the church's first openly gay bishop, which has rubbed raw relations with fellow Anglicans worldwide.
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By Duncan Martell SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Episcopal Diocese of California on Saturday avoided widening a rift over gays in the global Anglican Communion by electing a heterosexual man as its next bishop.
By Duncan Martell SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Three openly gay candidates for Episcopal Bishop of California trailed in early voting on Saturday, signaling that members may avoid widening a rift over homosexuality in the global Communion.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Episcopal Diocese of California began voting on Saturday to elect a new bishop and could widen the rift over homosexuality within the global Anglican Communion of 77 million if it selected one of three openly gay candidates.
By Duncan Martell SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - When the Episcopal Diocese of California elects a bishop on Saturday, it could widen the rift over homosexuality within the global Anglican Communion because three of the seven candidates are openly gay.
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