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Gafcon leaders speak out against centralisation: CEN 4.23.09 April 23, 2009

Posted by geoconger in Anglican Church of North America, Anglican Covenant, Church of England Newspaper, GAFCON.
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Political and ecclesiastical authority should reside within the provinces of the Anglican Communion and not the “instruments of unity,” eight archbishops concluded last week at the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans (FCA) Primates’ Council meeting in London.

In a statement released after three days of talks, the eight archbishops stated that the third province movement in North America should seek recognition first from the provinces of the Communion, bypassing the Anglican Consultative Council.

On April 16 the Primates of Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, the Southern Cone, Tanzania, Uganda, and West Africa, along with the Archbishop of Sydney released a statement endorsing the formation of the Anglican Church of North America (ACNA), saying it was “authentically Anglican.”

The primates affirmed the desire of their churches, representing over two-thirds of the active churchgoers in the Communion, to preserve the integrity of the Anglican Communion, but gave a muted vote of no confidence to the current draft of the Anglican Covenant and the communion’s administrative structures.

Read it all in The Church of England Newspaper.

Gafcon leaders speak out against centralisation
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1. Andy B. - April 24, 2009

…along with the Archbishop of Sydney released a statement endorsing the formation of the Anglican Church of North America (ACNA), saying it was ‘authentically Anglican.’

Where does the Archbishop of Sydney get off saying ANYTHING is “authentically Anglican” since his archdiocese purports lay presidency?


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