Listen to it all, it is the first segment.
On the very day the world had its eyes on Chile and was celebrating the remarkable rescue, the ACO removed Chile’s bishop from the Communion’s faith and order body. You can’t make this stuff up. Can anyone do more damage to this bunch than they do to themselves? The hand of Gamaliel at work.
Thanks for the link KSH, this is a wonderful way to start the day.
Of course “miracles” no longer happen? If there was any, this is one.
#1 I think it is an attempt to divert attention from the invitation to Schori to Dublin, on the grounds that the best form of defence is attack. It won’t work. Neither will trawling India and elsewhere for candidates to fill the spaces vacated by RW’s ‘friends’ in the moderate Global South who have now apparently outlived their usefulness and are to be dumped. It is more likely that running out of people to use that he and the ACO will be dumped. Meanwhile this action comes across as that of a petulant pipsqueak. One senses panic.
Prayers for the Anglican church in Chile and its bishop and Presiding Bishop Venables who we should be supporting in their mission, and with gratitude for the prayers of the President and people of Chile, and the rescue of these miners.
I also think that Southern Cone is being picked on because RW thinks as a small province he can get away with it. They are being targetted for not dumping their connections with US, Canadian and Brazilian congregations into ACNA and cutting the link through an Anglican province into the Communion as of right.
A pretty craven and unpastoral approach from a shepherd, don’t you think? RW and the ACO are a disgrace – why would they think they real Christians would follow this? Good for +Venables and the Southern Cone.
And don’t expect the Southern Cone to back down. They won’t.
Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that upon ++Peter Akinola’s retirement, ++Venables was elected chair of the Gafcon Primates. Not to suggest, of course, that the latest ACO outrage is in any way related.