Friday, June 27, 2014

LATROBE, PA: Archbishop Welby sends Greetings to ACNA Annual Assembly
Nine archbishops from the Anglican Communion in attendance

By David W. Virtue
June 26, 2014

The head of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop Justin Welby sent his “most warm fraternal greetings” to some 900 bishops, priests, delegates and attendees at the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) Assembly, but said little else that would ruffle the feathers of the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church to whom he owes primary allegiance in the US. He said he would keep the gathering in his prayers this week.

The archbishop’s words were met with a cool reception here, much like the reception he got at GAFCON II in Nairobi where he failed to connect with the vibrant evangelical movement that is the vanguard of revival on that continent.

Speaking to the delegates here, the Bishop of Chester, The Rt. Rev. Peter Forster, who brought greetings from the Archbishop, spoke warmly of outgoing ACNA Archbishop Robert Duncan and talked of a pub-crawl the two men had undertaken during a free evening at the 1998 Lambeth conference.

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