Splits cause tensions to mount before Anglican meeting

The new primate of the Church of Ireland will face a baptism of fire when he attends the annual meeting of Anglican leaders in Tanzania next month.

3rd February, 2007

The new primate of the Church of Ireland will face a baptism of fire when he attends the annual meeting of Anglican leaders in Tanzania next month.

Bishop Alan Harper will be one of 38 primates meeting in Dar es Salaam from February 14 to 19. The gathering takes place against the background of a worsening split in the Anglican Communion over the issues of gay bishops and same-sex marriage.

In an interview with last week’s Church of...

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