Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Anglican Province in legal moves to admit others


Monday, 19th May 2008. 10:21am

By: George Conger.

The Province of the Southern Cone has begun work to amend its Constitution and Canons to permit parishes and dioceses outside of South America to affiliate with the church.
Anglican Province in legal moves to admit others

In an address to the Diocese of Fort Worth on May 3, Presiding Bishop Gregory Venables of Argentina said his province had agreed to accept the diocese of San Joaquin into the South American church as a “pastoral” and interim response to the divisions within the US Episcopal Church. Work was now underway to alter the church’s constitution, removing language that limited membership to dioceses located in South America.

The “Anglican Communion in the United States has been hijacked,” Bishop Venables said, by a liberal clique that is less concerned with theological integrity than with power. They do not “mind what happens as long as they control it,” he said according to a report prepared by the diocese’s communications officer. Bishop Venables told Fort Worth that the question before them was “whether or not you can stand with a group of people who have denied that Jesus is the Son of God and that the Bible is the Word of God.”

He conceded that the invitation to the Diocese of San Joaquin made following its December decision to quit the Church and affiliate with the Southern Cone was irregular. However, “if we don’t do something,” he said, we would be “complicit” in their oppression.

Read the entire article here at Religious Intelligence

1 comment:

thelondonHOOKup said...

I am continually impressed at how His Grace is willing to stand up against heresy. He really is a modern prophet to the Anglican Communion. Let's pray that God will raise up more prophets to continue this work of reform. The Universal Christian Church will be stronger in the True Faith when we come out of this.