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FiF shares views at Lambeth

FORWARD in Faith International (FiF) reported a “frank exchange of views” at its first ever meeting with the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace last week.

A brief statement from FiF said that views were exchanged on the prospect of the ordination of women bishops in Australia and in provinces of the UK; the fall-out following Bishop Gene Robinson’s consecration; the emergence of a new network in the United States; and “all the difficulties that inevitably arise in the face of provincial autonomy in matters of doctrine throughout the Communion”.

The Bishop of Fulham, the Rt Revd John Broadhurst, the international chairman of FiF, described the discussions as “very cordial and most useful”. Stephen Parkinson, FiF’s director, said it had been “an absolutely first-class” meeting. “We enjoyed ourselves immensely, and I think the Archbishop enjoyed himself, too,” he said on Tuesday.

“We await events around the world. The Archbishop made it very clear that he would be happy to meet with us again if it would be helpful. Who can tell? It depends how things develop,” he said.

The Revd David Moyer, president of FiF in North America, said: “The Archbishop was able to assure us that, in his mind at least, we are valued members of the Communion.”
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