Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Archbishop of Canterbury issues statement

BREAKING: ABC ISSUES STATEMENT



June 21, 12:47 pm

Archbishop of Canterbury: statement at the conclusion of deliberations on the Windsor Report and the Anglican Communion at the 75th General Convention of the Episcopal Church of the United States of America

“I am grateful to the Bishops and Deputies of the 75th General Convention of the Episcopal Church (USA) for the exceptional seriousness with which they have responded to the request of the Primates of the Anglican Communion that they should address the recommendations of the Windsor Report relating to the tensions arising from the decisions associated with the 74th General Convention in 2003.

“There is much to appreciate in the hard and devoted work done by General Convention, and before that, by the Special Commission on the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion, in crafting the resolutions. This and the actions taken today show how strong is their concern to seek reconciliation and conversation with the rest of the Communion.

“It is not yet clear how far the resolutions passed this week and today represent the adoption by the Episcopal Church of all the proposals set out in the Windsor Report. The wider Communion will therefore need to reflect carefully on the significance of what has been decided before we respond more fully.

“I am grateful that the JSC of the Primates and ACC has already appointed a small working group to assist this process of reflection and to advise me on these matters in the months leading up to the next Primates’ Meeting.

“I intend to offer fuller comments on the situation in the next few days. The members of Convention and the whole of the Episcopal Church remain very much in our prayers.”

ENDS

Archbishop's Press Office
Lambeth Palace
London SE1 7JU

3 Comments:

Blogger plsdeacon said...

"It is not yet clear how far the resolutions passed this week and today represent the adoption by the Episcopal Church of all the proposals set out in the Windsor Report. The wider Communion will therefore need to reflect carefully on the significance of what has been decided before we respond more fully."

Given the English propensity for understatement, it appears that what we did will not be enough to be considered Windsor compliant.

YBIC,
Phil Snyder

3:10 PM  
Blogger peggy said...

I'll give ++Rowan this. This time he was really on the ball. His reply was immediate. It may or may not mean anything but contrast this speedy reply with the long delay in responding to the election of our PBette.

3:29 PM  
Blogger peggy said...

PS

I should amend that to the PBette or their PBette. Not ours!

3:30 PM  

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