A Letter of support for ANC from Primates of Central Africa, Kenya, Uganda, West Africa

Posted by Kendall Harmon

To our Dear Canadian Brothers and Sisters in Christ.

We have heard of the recent decision and willingness of Archbishop Gregory Venables and the Province of the Southern Cone to provide a safe haven and Communion connection for those biblically faithful Canadian Anglicans who wish to be recognized as “in full Communion with the Church of England throughout the world”.

We heartily endorse the actions of the Province of the Southern Cone and wish to send our greetings and support for those members of the Anglican Network in Canada who wish to avail themselves of that Communion Connection. We assure you that we will recognize those members as in full communion with us and our Provinces.

It is clear that the Anglican Church of Canada’s actions have contributed to the “tear in the fabric of the Communion at its deepest level”. Many of our Provinces have declared broken or impaired communion with the Province of Canada.

Read it all.

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Posted November 23, 2007 at 11:07 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Connie Sandlin wrote:

Something does not compute: 

From the Global South website
A Letter of support for ANC from Primates of Central Africa, Kenya, Uganda, West Africa

From ACC/Primates Consultation following the New Orleans meeting of the TEC House of Bishops, re: Primates’ Responses:

…the Archbishop of Central Africa retired in September, and the primacy is vacant at present.  The (retired) Archbishop of Central Africa was a signatory of the recent CAPA communiqué…

So, does Central Africa have a Primate or not?  If so, I hope he will make all haste to respond so Lambeth Palace can include his Province’s response.  Further, I hope all the Primates of all Provinces will send their responses, forthwith.

November 23, 1:46 pm | [comment link]
2. Dale Rye wrote:

Re #1: The fact that Central Africa doesn’t have a Primate does not seem to have stopped the retired Primate from acting as if he was still in office. It would be nice to have all 38 responses, but there are a significant number of provinces who just don’t want to take sides on an issue that they do not see as relevant to their local ministry. Among those who have responded, slightly more than half have supported the Joint Standing Commission report. It is the realization that the Communion as a whole will not snap into lockstep behind them that has provoked several of the Global South provinces to act on their own in defiance of the Communion’s guidance to go slow. Effectively, there is no more Anglican Communion as a common fellowship, just a loose association of provinces that are doing their own thing without reference to the larger body.

November 24, 12:49 am | [comment link]
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