Monday, February 4, 2013

++Welby opposes same sex "marriage," acknowledges Church of England only a small fraction of global Anglican Communion

Discussing the Church of England's position on the same sex "marriage" bill currently before Parliament, the newly confirmed Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby acknowledged that, for the vast majority of provinces in the global Anglican Communion, issues such as this are not controversial. Active worshipers in the Church of England, the archbishop noted, constitute only 1.25 million of the 80 million Anglicans worldwide.

"I have to look at the whole Communion, not just this country, ++Welby said. "Realistically, there are  80 million Anglicans around the world and inevitably, and quite rightly, their voice has to be heard."

Pray that he will hear that voice loud and clear.