Anglican mote and Roman beam

02 November 2006


Sir, - I see that Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor (for whom I have immensrespect) has declared the lack of a "central focus of authority" amonAnglicans to be a "very big problem" (News13 October).
To Anglicans, of course, the presence of central focus of (sometimes) absolute authority in the Roman Church is a verbig problem.
To identify with my fellow-Christians face to face inot difficult, but for a remote figure who knows none of us to presume what wshould and should not do together in Christ's name is contrary to divine andindeed, human ethi
13 Elmfield, Tenterden
Kent TN30 6RE

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