A Papal Meeting for Conservative Anglican Leaders
December 13, 2012 5 Comments
Duncan, Wabukala, Sutton meet with Vatican officials in Rome
Why? Perhaps the Ordinariate option needs to be pointed out to them in person?
At the close of the General Audience of 28 Nov 2012, the leader of the Anglican Church in North America, Archbishop Robert Duncan met with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican.
Archbishop Eliud Wabukala of Kenya, leader of the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans, was to have also attended the General Audience, but was delayed. Joined by the chairman of the ACNA’s ecumenical relations commission, Bishop Ray Sutton of the Reformed Episcopal Church, Archbishop Duncan spoke with the pope. The three later met with Vatican officials. Details of the conversations have not been released. Claims of the significance of the meeting or of its symbolism are also premature, one Vatican watcher said, until the substance of the conversation is known.
Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson, Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter (the Anglican Ordinariate in the United States and Canada) told Anglican Ink his office had not facilitated the meeting and was not involved in the discussions. He noted a meeting after the General Audience was a “courtesy extended to ecumenical leaders”…
Read on here.
Is the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans not more of a ‘low’ Church grouping?