The Archbishop of Canterbury says Anglicans must “seek with passion the visible unity of the Church”.
In his second keynote address to 650 bishops at the Lambeth Conference, Archbishop Justin Welby admitted this is “very difficult”.
He said that different views were “God’s gift” and could be “prophetic”, and that Christians must not hate those they disagree with.
The Archbishop also suggested that expulsion from the Communion was not the right response to differences.
“We’re not at liberty to choose our brothers and sisters, our siblings. Of course, we have groups with different views,” he said.
“Of course, they are God’s gift to us because the different view will often challenge us and changes our minds, it can be prophetic.
“But we do not, as I said…