In what can only be seen as an intentional slight, Archbishop Justin Welby, has dismissed offhand the reality of the division within the Anglican Communion.
On Thursday evening, a meeting of bishops representing 75 per cent of the Anglican Communion affirmed a carefully written 11-page Communiqué proposed by senior Archbishops.
The document was handed to journalists, including at least one member of the Lambeth Conference team, at a press conference on Friday afternoon.
The message could not have been clearer:
“5.5 Our willingness as orthodox Bishops to attend this Conference does not mean that we have agreed to ‘walk together’ with the revisionist Primates and Bishops in the Anglican Communion.”
Archbishop Justin Badi, the Chairman of the GSFA, has also been clear.
“Today in Canterbury, we may be ‘gathered…