Monday, January 7, 2008

Worldwide Anglican Communion Fractures

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Behold the end of the Anglicanism as we know it. Confirmation of this meeting signals the announcement of a formal schism developing in the Worldwide Anglican Communion. This is the fruit of Liberalism. Were it not for the conservative influence of Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI, the same thing would be happening in the Catholic Church. Thank God for the Chair of Peter. News of this opposing meeting will only serve to solidify fractures in the U.S. Episcopal Church.....
(LifeSiteNews) - After years of speculation, rumors that a number of leading conservative Anglican clergymen may call an opposing conference to the upcoming 14th decennial Lambeth Conference seem to have been confirmed this past Christmas Eve.

In a press release dated December 24, nearly twenty archbishops, bishops and clergymen announced their decision to convene the so called Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFC) in Israel. The main precipitating factor behind the decision to call the controversial conference appears to be the increasing movement of mainstream Anglicanism towards accepting homosexual behavior and clergy.

Archbishop Peter Akinola of Nigeria, one of the most prominent figures on the list of those who called the GAFC, has been hinting at the possibility of a split with the global Anglican Communion over the matter of homosexuality for a number of years already. In 2003 he told BBC radio: "We claim we are Bible-loving Christians. We cannot be seen to be doing things clearly outside the boundaries allowable in the Bible. This is only the beginning. We would sever relationships with anybody, anywhere... anyone who strays over the boundaries we are out with them. It is as simple as that."...

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