Monday, February 02, 2009

Primates Unsure What Egypt Gathering Will Achieve

February 2nd, 2009
By George Conger

Primates from both the liberal and conservative factions of the Anglican Communion tell The Living Church that they expect little of substance will arise from this week’s meeting in Alexandria, Egypt, and they are unsure what the gathering has been designed to achieve.

Conservative primates are expected to push for the recognition of the Anglican Church in North America as an official province of the Anglican Communion. Liberals are equally adamant in opposing the innovation. Neither side expects the issue will be settled in Alexandria.

Unlike past gatherings, none of the Communion’s advocacy groups have sent representatives, and as of the start of the conference only six journalists have been accredited. Two of those are not scheduled to arrive until the meeting’s last day. the rest

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