Church of England snub for same-sex partners

Church of England snub for same-sex partners
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Posted on 16 Apr 2019

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has told same-sex partners of gay bishops that they are not allowed to attend the once-a-decade Lambeth Conference at the University of Kent in 2020 - despite the fact that heterosexual bishops are able to invite their spouses.  


Speaking to The Times, Welby said: “Well over 90 per cent of the Anglican communion are conservative on issues of sexuality.

“I've invited all the bishops, including those in same-sex marriages. And I had to consider... getting as many people as possible there and excluding as few as possible. It's a lose-lose situation.


“I had to take what is a really difficult and painful decision to say, in order for the conference to be as representative as possible and get all the bishops there and not have the risk of some provinces not coming because they felt I was pushing the envelope too far, that I couldn't ask all the spouses.”

 

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