(Sunday Telegraph) Critics attack ‘secrecy’ of Archbishop selection

Posted by Kendall Harmon

One of the country’s leading Anglican priests has attacked the “secrecy” surrounding the appointment of the next archbishop of Canterbury, amid claims that the committee making the choice has been unable to reach a decision.

Dr Giles Fraser, former canon chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral, said there was “no good reason for secrecy. “[It] always looks like an Establishment stitch up,” he said. “We ought to have open elections.”

He spoke amid confusion over who will succeed Dr Rowan Williams as the leader of the Anglican church.

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Posted September 30, 2012 at 6:16 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Cennydd13 wrote:

I agree with Dr Fraser that there is no good reason why the Crown Nominations Commission should keep the name secret.  What’s the point in doing so?

September 30, 11:55 am | [comment link]
2. Sarah wrote:

RE: “One of the country’s leading Anglican priests . . . “

; > )

September 30, 12:17 pm | [comment link]
3. Katherine wrote:

Open elections. Because Synod has been doing such an outstanding job.  /cynicism

September 30, 1:40 pm | [comment link]
4. Terry Tee wrote:

Giles should be careful otherwise he will end up as Revd Rentaquote.

September 30, 6:29 pm | [comment link]
5. driver8 wrote:

I should say as someone who has belonged to parishes both in the COE and TEC, I rather prefer the COE process. Neither is perfect but the failings of the TEC way of doing things seem to me substantially more vicious.

October 1, 11:22 pm | [comment link]
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