Monday, February 03, 2014

Archbishops of Canterbury and York Miscalculate Global South Response to Pilling Report
African leaders urge Welby not to extend Lambeth 2018 invitations to TEC and ACoC
Is The Episcopal Church pulling the strings behind the scenes?


By David W. Virtue
February 2, 2014

The archbishops of Canterbury and York have badly miscalculated the Global South in their support of the Pilling Report. The two Brits (one is black) are lecturing African presidents on how they should deal with homosexual behavior in their countries and churches, while they, in turn, have taken positions on a report that could see the eventual permanent distancing of the largest bloc of Anglicans, some 40 million, from the head of the Anglican Communion and the Church of England.

Archbishop Justin Welby has barely completed one year in office. His capital is already running low with Global South Anglicans following a disastrous pas de deux in Nairobi at GAFCON II. Goodwill is fading fast even as he sits in Africa glad handing archbishops in Southern Sudan, Burundi and Congo.

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