Anglican Communion head slaps down rebel bishops

Dec 14, 2017 by

by Mark Woods, Christian Today:

The Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, Dr Josiah Idowu-Fearon, has hit back at a suggestion by the chair of the conservative GAFCON group that to be part of the Anglican Communion is ‘not determined simply by relationship with the Archbishop of Canterbury’.

The Primate of Nigeria, Nicholas Okoh, used his Advent letter to GAFCON supporters to back the Anglican Mission in England (AMiE), which ordained nine men outside the Church of England, claiming the CofE was compromised by liberal theology.

However, Idowu-Fearon flatly contradicted him in an article posted by the Anglican Communion News Service: ‘The See of Canterbury is one of the unique features which binds us together. At the Primates’ Meeting in October it was clear just how much Canterbury meant to those who came. For Anglicans, communion with the See of Canterbury – and with its Archbishop – is the visible expression of our communion with one another.’

He continued, ‘the relationship with the See of Canterbury is essential for Anglicans. You cannot be in the Anglican Communion without it.’

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Read also: The ties that bind our Anglican Communion family by Joshua Idowu-Fearon


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