Cautious Welcome for TEC Proposals
Friday 1st December 2006The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has given a cautious welcome to proposals outlined by The Episcopal Church in the United States (TEC) to offer alternative forms of oversight to dissenting parishes and dioceses.
Dr Williams said that the proposals would contribute to the process of determining future relationships.
"The meeting in New York to consider the questions raised by requests for 'alternative Primatial oversight' has produced some imaginative proposals which represent, potentially, a very significant development.
"I am glad to see these positive suggestions and shall be giving them careful consideration. I hope that they will mark a step forward in the long and difficult process of working out future relationships within the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion in a manner faithful to the gospel requirements of forbearance and generosity."