Anglican leader fumbles a key question

Apr 3, 2021 by

by John Sandeman, Eternity News:

You would not expect La Repubblica, a left-of-centre Italian newspaper to break a story about Anglicans, but it has.  A long interview with Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury and titular head of the Anglican Communion – a worldwide network of churches – at least partly answers some mysteries.

One small one: contrary to what the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, told US media there was no secret wedding ceremony a few days before her official wedding ceremony to Prince Harry.

But the biggest reveal – for many Christians – will be the non-answer Welby gives to Repubblica when asked about same sex blessings. (Eternity does not endorse the Archbishops position, but is simply reporting it in full.) “Archbishop, recently in “The Spectator” you quoted Hans Küng with the phrase “to stay the same when everything else around you changes is not to stay the same”. Which brings us to quite a different topic: the question of gay marriage. This is a universal question, which is so challenging to all the churches. Recently, after Vatican’s decision to bar gay union blessings, there were big protests coming out. People are leaving churches, especially the younger generations. Your church has embraced the project “Living in love and faith”, and next year is the decisive one on that. But can you personally imagine now the day when homosexual people will get this blessing by your Church?”

To which the Archbishop responds.

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