Church Times: ++Ian Ernest will not attend Primates’ Meeting if PB is present
This is a big blow. ++Ernest is on the more moderate side of the conservative spectrum and has been one of the most loyal primates to the Archbishop of Canterbury. From the Church Times
The Archbishop of the Indian Ocean, the Most Revd Ian Ernest, has confirmed that he will not attend the meeting, due to take place in Dublin, 25-31 January.
Archbishop Ernest said last week that he had written to the Archbishop of Canterbury in the summer to convey his distress at the election in the United States of the Rt Revd Mary Glasspool, a partnered lesbian, as Bishop of Los Angeles. He had urged Dr Williams to exclude Dr Jefferts Schori from future Primates’ Meetings.
“There were conditions attached in that letter,” he said last week, “and I can confirm I will not attend if those conditions are not fulfilled.”
Dr Jefferts Schori has already con firmed that she will attend the meeting.
Primates of the Global South are expected to meet this month to discuss whether they will refuse en masse to attend…more
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