Archbishop of Canterbury says Spouses of Homosexual bishops not welcome to Lambeth 2020

Feb 16, 2019 by

by David Virtue, VOL:

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, threatened by calls for orthodox Anglican bishops not to attend Lambeth 2020, has backed down and says he has written a letter to several homosexual bishops saying they cannot bring their spouses to Lambeth next year.

“I need to clarify a misunderstanding that has arisen. Invitations have been sent to every active bishop. That is how it should be — we are recognizing that all those consecrated into the office of bishop should be able to attend. But the invitation process has also needed to take account of the Anglican Communion’s position on marriage which is that it is the lifelong union of a man and a woman. That is the position as set out in Resolution I.10 of the 1998 Lambeth Conference. Given this, it would be inappropriate for same-sex spouses to be invited to the conference.”

The Archbishop of Canterbury said he had a series of private conversations by phone and by exchanges of letters with the few individuals to whom this applies.

This would apply to the new bishop of Maine, Thomas J. Brown; Mary Glasspool, assistant bishop in the Diocese of New York and Kevin Robertson, the new Anglican Bishop of Toronto.

“He has now moved the goal-posts. It’s not that homosexual bishops aren’t invited —– now it’s their spouses not being invited!” ACNA Archbishop Foley Beach told VOL. Beach himself does not expect an invitation, as the ACNA is not recognized by the Anglican Consultative Council.

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