Living Church—Hopeful Signs in Canterbury-Rome Relationship

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The Rev. William Franklin sees the humor in a headline like The Times’ “Desperate Bishops Invited Rome to Park its Tanks on Archbishop’s Lawn,” but he considers it one of the exaggerations in coverage of the Vatican’s plans regarding disaffected Anglicans.

“It doesn’t feel like warring armies here in Rome,” said Fr. Franklin, who has worked at the Anglican Center in Rome since 2005.

Fr. Franklin, an academic fellow at the center and associate director of the American Academy in Rome, also does not see the Vatican’s announcement as fishing for new clergy or trying to poach another communion’s members.

“It is an attempt to respond to questions from former Anglican groups, and maybe some current Anglican groups,” he said.

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Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalArchbishop of Canterbury Anglican ProvincesChurch of England (CoE)Episcopal Church (TEC)* Religion News & CommentaryOther ChurchesRoman CatholicPope Benedict XVI

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