Sunday, February 20, 2005

Primates in Ireland

There has been a Primate sighting in Ireland, and, yes, the 800 pound gorillas in pointy hats are meeting. Refereed by the Archbishop of Canterbury in hopes of avoiding schism, the 38 primates (heads of the 38 world provinces of the Anglican communion of which the Episcopal Church USA is but 1) are apparently having a grand ole time trying to deny each other community and threatening walk outs. For a pessimistic but truthful account, read this account of the London Telegraph.

Another good article is here from the London Times. I think this article nails it on the head with the quote, "But unless the primates can agree on a way forward this week, there will not be a truly international Anglican Communion within which to conduct the debate."

Oh, how the mighty have fallen...

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