As reported on VirtueOnline:
Anglican Church in America (ACA) House of Clergy meeting at Our Lady of the Snows have urged their Archbishop John Hepworth to resign as Primate of the Traditional Anglican Communion saying that recent revelations in Australia make it impossible for him to continue as their leader.
“It is increasingly obvious to us and those for whom we are pastorally responsible that recent developments have made it impossible for you to continue to function effectively as Primate of the Traditional Anglican Communion, and that the responsibilities of that office add immeasurably to the personal stress inevitable in your personal situation.”
The ACA is the North American branch of the Traditional Anglican Communion.
“There is an urgent need for focused leadership of the TAC at this critical time in the life of the church. For the good of the church and your family, as well as for your own emotional, physical, and spiritual health, we prayerfully urge you to consider submitting your resignation as Primate forthwith.
“Because we are convinced that resolution of this matter is urgent for all parties concerned, we respectfully request a prompt response, and we await your reply.
“Our prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.”
More than three quarters of the ACA House of Bishops in North America have rejected the Ordinariate, (Anglicanum Coetibus) an offer by the Pope for traditionalist Anglicans seeking unity with the Roman Catholic Church.
In other news, The Anglican Church of Southern Africa (Traditional Rite) announced that it would not apply for an Ordinariate, neither does The Anglican Church of India…
A Church divided. Squabbling and doing absolutely no justice to words such as these:
… that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.
- St John 17:21
UPDATE: Archbishop John Hepworth rejects call to resign.