Wednesday, January 29, 2014

NIGERIA: Anglican Primate & House of Bishops Will Defy Archbishop Welby Over Faith
Boundary crossings will continue. Nigerian Anglicans will maintain fellowship with churches like ACNA

By David W. Virtue
January 28, 2014

The Anglican Archbishop of Nigeria Nicholas Okoh and his House of Bishops have again warned the Anglican Communion's leader Archbishop Justin Welby that it will maintain fellowship with churches such as the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) who are not part of the communion but "whose faith and practice are agreeable to and based on scriptural foundations."

Meeting recently at the Ibru Centre, Agbarha-Otor, Delta State, the Nigerian Church's House of Bishops said the province (the largest body of practicing Anglicans in the communion) "is Bible-based, [and] will continue to maintain fellowship with Churches, but not necessarily on the basis of history."

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