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Anglican groups decline to endorse document on union despite differences

Catholic World News - March 27, 2012

Most of the dioceses of the Church of England have voted against a proposed “Anglican Covenant,” which was intended to explain the basis for continued union among Anglican groups that disagree on central theological and moral questions.

In November 2010, the general synod of the Church of England approved the goal of adopting the Anglican Covenant. But since that time 23 of the 44 dioceses of the Church of England have rejected the document, with only 15 approving it and 6 still undecided. The Covenant has also failed to find international support, with 7 of the 38 provinces of the Anglican communion adopting it.

The Anglican Covenant has encountered opposition from both sides of the spectrum, with liberals balking at concessions to theological traditionalists and conservative Anglicans, particularly in Africa, refusing to accept deviations from fundamental Christian doctrine.

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