Monday, June 23, 2008

Anglican Church heading towards major schizm

Archbishop of Canterbury's control over Anglicans 'is ending'

The Archbishop of Canterbury's control over the worldwide Anglican
Communion is ending as the balance of power shifts to developing countries,
according to a leading conservative.

The Rt Rev Robert Duncan, the Bishop of Pittsburgh, echoed the words of
other traditionalists who have warned this week that the church is
"disintegrating" and faces a historic split over homosexuality and same-sex

Speaking at a breakaway summit in Jerusalem, he said all Anglicans face
the choice of remaining true to Scripture or following liberals on a road to
"disunity and destruction".

Bishop Duncan claimed the "crisis" over sexuality called for a new
settlement of Anglicanism similar to that which formed the current church in the