Thursday, June 15, 2006

Archbishop of York Speaks to General Convention Committee

The big news and the big surprise from the General Convention last night was the Archbishop of York speaking to the Special Committee on . . . . . . it’s a really long name. It’s special. Just trust me.

Anyway, ++York surprised just about everyone in the room when he stepped to the mike. His words were restrained but weighty. I don’t have an exact transcript yet. But he said he is “doubtful” that the main proposed resolutions in response to Windsor and Dromantine will be sufficient to satisfy the rest of the Anglican Communion.

So this week, the Bishop of Durham (as reported on other sites) and the Archbishop of York, both close associates of the Archbishop of Canterbury, have clearly signaled to the General Convention that the current direction of the convention in responding to Windsor will not be satisfactory.

There’s no need for me to belabor the significance of this.

UPDATE: Matt "Mad Blogger" Kennedy's take on this from the convention.

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