Who are the intended audiences for Archbishop Peter Akinola’s visit to Virginia today?
That seems unlikely. Almost four years after the General Convention which confirmed V. Gene Robinson’s election as the Bishop of New Hampshire, Akinola has managed to win the loyalty of fewer than one third of one percent of the Church’s congregations
According to organizers of the installation ceremony, Archbishop Akinola is already in the United States.
The head of the Anglican Communion is displeased, his spokesman says, that the leader of the Nigerian branch plans to make a bishop of a Fairfax City minister who left the Episcopal Church.
“This is clearly not a development that the Archbishop would wish to encourage,” said a spokesman for Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury.