(CEN) South American synod to consider Uruguay’s request to secede

A special session of the general synod of the Anglican Church of the Southern Cone will be held in November in Asunción, Paraguay to respond to the Nov 12, 2010 vote by the Diocese of Uruguay to quit the province and seek alternative metropolitan oversight.

In a statement released on behalf of the province by the Bishop of Bolivia on June 12, the Rt. Rev. Frank Lyons reported the May 16-18 provincial executive council meeting agreed to bring forward by two years the next meeting of synod to respond to the diocese’s request.

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4 comments on “(CEN) South American synod to consider Uruguay’s request to secede

  1. montanan says:

    I’d like to know more about this. Are they against WO? Are they for WO and the rest of the province is against it? Is this about aligning with a more liberal TEC-leaning province? Have they said who they want for metropolitan oversight? I don’t understand the foundations of the action and couldn’t glean it from the article – other than that WO was a part of (or all of) the issue. Can someone who understands this more post…?

  2. driver8 says:

    I believe the Diocese are for WO and the Province, thus far, does not permit it. (http://www.anglicancommunion.org/acns/news.cfm/2010/11/15/ACNS4749).

  3. driver8 says:

    Presumably they desire to ally with the far more liberal Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil which both permits WO and is supportive of same sex unions (http://ns.ieab.org.br/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Committed-to-Human-Dignity.pdf).

  4. montanan says:

    Thank you, driver8. The link on #2 is very helpful. I simply don’t know if the diocese holds views similar to the Brazilian Church or not.