[Europe.justus] General Convention--an initial report

Bishop bishop at tec-europe.org
Sat Jul 18 15:12:56 GMT 2009

Dear All,

As the dust settles from the General Convention 2009 in Anaheim, I  
want to set straight what has been wifely reported in the press.

The two moratoria on creating same-sex blessing rites and ordination  
on partnered gay bishops are not ended, as the Presiding Bishop and  
President of the House of Deputies (numbers 1 and 2 in the Church)  
wrote to the Archbishop of Canterbury. This is not to say that these  
moratoria will never end--the word itself requires a temporary, not a  
permanent, length of time.



The third moratorium to which the whole Anglican Communion is supposed  
to be committed is that of bishops crossing borders into the United  
States to pick off congregations and set up shop, so to speak. That  
moratorium from the beginning has been routinely flouted.

Your deputation performed brilliantly, making a cohesive team that  
engaged the work of the legislative committees and House of Deputies  
with gusto and intelligence. You can be proud of them, as I am proud.

More later, as we leave Anaheim this morning.

All good blessings,

Bishop Pierre

Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe
23, avenue George V
75008 Paris France
+33 1 53 23 84 06  (tel)
+33 1 49 52 96 85 (fax)
office at tec-europe.org

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