The Anglican Church a Drunk Man Tottering on the Brink of Disintegration

So say the Archbishop Justin Welby as he begins to smell the coffee:

The Archbishop of Canterbury has warned that the Anglican church is tottering on the brink of disintegration amid disputes between liberals and traditionalists.

In his most stark comments yet about divisions over issues such as homosexuality, the Most Rev Justin Welby said the Church was coming perilously close to plunging into a “ravine of intolerance”.

He even drew parallels between the crisis afflicting the 77-million-strong worldwide network of Anglican churches and the atmosphere during the Civil War. And he likened the collective behaviour of the Church to a “drunk man” staggering ever closer to the edge of a cliff…

The Archbishop, who took office in February, inherited a Church deeply divided at home and abroad…

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