A letter signed by 27 leaders states that the process to bless same-sex couples would be “unlawful, unconstitutional, and illegitimate”.
The agreement on the appointment of bishops will be extended two years. “The price to be paid is immense because the Catholic Church renounces to its independence”.
William Love “violated the discipline of the church”, a US Episcopal Church disciplinary panel ruled. “I pray God will use all of this for His purposes”, he said after stepping down.
The agreement will be extended for 2 years. “It does not address all the open questions that still concern the church, but just the topic of episcopal appointments”, The Holy See admits.
The major gathering of Anglican bishops was going to take place this summer, in the midst of theological tensions. “The health and safety of our attendees is our utmost priority”, the organisers said.
“We should have faith that even through broken and imperfect systems God can work His will”, says the Evangelical Alliance UK. “This is not an act of good faith”, the Church of Scotland points out.
The motion needed a two-thirds majority from the laity, clergy and the bishops to pass. 62% of the bishops voted in favour, failing to reach the requirement.
The working party in charge of studying the implication of the seal in the context of protecting children from abuse did not reach a consensus. The Church of England has been criticised because of this decision.
UK Anglican leaders released a statement praying for “courage, integrity and clarity for our politicians”. “Reconciliation is central to our future", Justin Welby said in the House of Lords.