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Akinola: Lambeth Conference attendance ‘is immaterial’: CEN 7.23.08 July 23, 2008

Posted by geoconger in Anglican Church of Kenya, Anglican Church of Rwanda, Church of England Newspaper, Church of Nigeria, Lambeth 2008.
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Canterbury: One Rwandan bishop and five Kenyan bishops have broken ranks, defying their House of Bishops to attend the 2008 Lambeth Conference. However, no Nigerian or Uganda bishop has defied his church’s decision not to attend the every-10-year conference due to the presence of the American bishops.

“We’re sorry they are not here,” Archbishop Rowan Williams said, of the approximately 250 bishops from the four African provinces, Sydney and other evangelical dioceses who are absent.

Initial claims that a Nigerian bishop had bucked his Church have proven false.

However, Archbishop Peter Akinola told ReligiousIntelligence.com the whole issue of who was or was not at Lambeth was immaterial. “At this point it is a non-issue for us. After Lambeth, any Nigerian who may have chosen to flout our provincial and collective decision will have to answer to the general synod. It as simple as that.”

Read it all in The Church of England Newspaper.

Lambeth Conference attendance 'is immaterial'
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