Bishops from the Global South announced during a meeting of leaders of the Anglican Communion that they will refuse Holy Communion from bishops with gay partners and from those who support same-sex marriage.
The announcement came on Friday morning at the Lambeth Conference, being held in Canterbury, as the orthodox bishops also pressed for re-affirmation of traditional teaching on marriage. It came a day after 100 people, including a dozen bishops, joined a walk at the Conference’s Canterbury campus venue to show solidarity with LGBTQ people.
The move also highlights the deep divisions in the Communion over same-sex marriage; even before the conference began, documents that referred to gay relationships caused a huge row.
In a statement, the Global South Fellowship of Anglican Churches (GSFA) — which claims to represent 75% of the Anglican Communion — said it will be tabling its own resolution, or Lambeth Call, to reaffirm Lambeth Resolution 1.10 as the official church…