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the future of the Anglican communion

By Diogenes ( articles ) | Jul 07, 2008

(London, July 7, 2014) In a last-minute rescue attempt, a senior bishop will urge the Church's governing body to placate traditionalists by considering the appointment of five senior clerics to lead a “communion within a communion”. The Bishop of Manchester, the Right Rev. Fatima Aisha Salim, will propose an amendment that would allow the creation of complementary or “ultramegabishops”. Traditionalist dioceses that reject the ordination of transsexual bishops would be allowed to opt into the care of the ultramegabishops-- as they can do now with super bishops, who were set up when women bishops were first ordained.

Bishop Salim is seeking a delay of eight months before the Church makes up its mind.

Preposterous, you say? Absurd? I agree. And yet this one is for real:

In a last-minute rescue attempt, a senior bishop will urge the Church's governing body to placate traditionalists by considering the appointment of three senior clerics to lead a “Church within a Church”. The Bishop of Ripon and Leeds, the Right Rev John Packer, will propose an amendment that would allow the creation of complementary or “super bishops”. Traditionalist parishes would be allowed to opt into the care of the super bishops - as they can do now with flying bishops, who were set up when women were first ordained.

He is seeking a delay of eight months before the Church makes up its mind.

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