Monday, March 19, 2012

++Jensen: Next AbC must appreciate role of Global South

While not as direct as ++Okoh, Sydney Archbishop Peter Jensen also references the fracturing of the Anglican Communion under ++Rowan and emphasizes the need for his successor to appreciate the growing influence of the Global South.
The Archbishop of Canterbury is universally admired for his intellectual stature and his personal warmth. In his time as Archbishop, the Anglican Communion has been subjected to unprecedented stresses which have hastened an inevitable tendency to regional independence and decentralisation. With the majority of Anglicans now from theologically conservative churches of the Global South, the role of the Archbishop of Canterbury in the future will demand a deepening appreciation of their place in the Communion.

Dr Peter F Jensen,
Archbishop of Sydney