Thursday, November 19, 2009

Rowan Williams encourages Rome to reconsider Female Bishops

The Guardian

The archbishop of Canterbury today pleaded with Roman Catholics to set aside their differences with Anglicans over the issue of female bishops, insisting there was more uniting the denominations than dividing them.

Rowan Williams was giving a lecture in Rome before Sunday's meeting with the pope, their first encounter since the Vatican's surprise announcement of a special institution for traditionalist Anglicans wanting to convert to Catholicism.

In his address at the Gregorian University, Williams said the Anglican communion was proof that churches could stay together in spite of their differences.

Link to article...

Rowan Williams caught between a Rock and a Hardplace, Chiesa.


Christopher W said...

The Guardian's analysis of Williams' speech is, not surprisingly, entirely one-sided and deliberately divisive. The actual text of the speech should be read when/if it appears on the "Archbishop's" website.

Rowan Williams is an Anglican in an incredibly difficult position. He is trying to work his way out of a huge (probably insoluble) mess. But dialoguing with him (to use a bad word) in charity - and perhaps even a little sympathy - will make it much easier for Anglicans in good faith to examine the claims of the Catholic Church, and hopefully return to the one, true Church of Jesus Christ.

Tancred said...

We agree heartily.