Canada's Archbishop Fred Hiltz welcomes proposed 'mediated conversation'

In a telephone interview at the end of the primates’ meeting, held Feb. 1 to 5 in Alexandria, Egypt, Archbishop Hiltz also said that it appeared relationships among church leaders, which had been ruptured because of bitter divisions over the issue, were being repaired. “I think we’re on the way toward healing within the communion,” he said, describing the mood at the meeting as “generous and gracious.” The past two meetings in Dromantine, Northern Ireland, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, had been chilly and emotionally-charged, with some primates either boycotting the eucharist or refusing to take holy communion with their fellow church leaders as a symbol of the Anglican Communion’s “brokenness.”

Archbishop Hiltz said that although he was disappointed that there had not been a “focused conversation” among primates involved in cross-border interventions right at the meeting, he was nonetheless “encouraged” that the primates chose to adopt a recommendation made by the Windsor Continuation Group for a mediated dialogue.

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2 comments on “Canada's Archbishop Fred Hiltz welcomes proposed 'mediated conversation'

  1. DonGander says:

    Intentional or not, Hilz and Venables are not on the same page. Probably not in the same book.

    It is interesting to me how clearly that Venables and Orombi spoke in their interview below but Hilz can’t seem to connect with the concepts.


  2. Irenaeus says:

    [i] Hiltz Welcomes ‘Mediated Conversation’ [/i]

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