Orthodox Anglican Primates call for “one of their own” to lead Anglican Communion

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Fed up with what they see as a continual undermining of “the faith once for all delivered to the saints”, Anglican leaders from Nigeria and Kenya meeting at the ACC-15 blasted the words and actions of leaders here. They also said it was time for the Primates of the Anglican Communion to elect one of their own who will call their meetings with an enhanced responsibility to guard the Faith and Order of the Anglican Communion.

“We believe this can be done without sacrificing the primacy of honor we bestow upon the historic See of Canterbury, or diminishing the civic and ecclesiastical role Canterbury plays in the life of the Church of England,” they avowed.

The Global South is flexing its theological and ecclesiastical muscle believing that the next leader of the Anglican Communion should not be left to English politicians and Anglican leaders with a liberal theological bent. They also believe that Western Anglicanism has drifted away from the faith and that these leaders do not speak for the vast number of Anglicans in the communion who are evangelical in faith and life.

The six leaders from Nigeria and Kenya here in Auckland said that as representatives to the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC-15), they represent some 31 million active and worshipping Anglicans within our Anglican Communion.

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“We are grieved that the Anglican Consultative Council continues to tolerate, and even honor, The Episcopal Church USA, the Anglican Church of Canada and other provinces who continue to produce revisionist forms of the Christian faith that are unrecognizable to the majority of Anglicans worldwide, contrary to a plain reading of God’s Word and in violation of Anglican Faith and Order. For this reason, we believe it is time for the Primates themselves to elect one of their own who will call their meetings with an enhanced responsibility to guard the Faith and Order of the Anglican Communion.”

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2 Responses to Orthodox Anglican Primates call for “one of their own” to lead Anglican Communion

  1. Bernie Watts says:

    Perhaps the time has come for Orthodox Anglican Bishops to return to their roots and take their proper place alongside His Holiness, The Bishop of Rome.

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