Abp. Orombi criticizes the New Orleans report

The Primate of Uganda, Henry Orombi, has spoken out on the reasons that he chose not to attend the Joint Standing Committee’s meeting with the House of Bishop’s in New Orleans. He is a member of the JSC, as is the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.

In addition Archbishop Orombi critiques the “coaching” of the American House of Bishops as they made their response to the Dar es Salaam Communiqué.

“[He] said he was suspicious that the joint standing committee presence would prevent an honest response from the Episcopal bishops, and therefore he declined to attend.

The joint standing committee report was released this week without endorsement from four of the 13 members who attended. Bishop Mouneer Anis, Primate of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East, has subsequently issued a minority report, objecting to the process by which the report was developed and its conclusion that the bishops’ response was acceptable.

‘The report is severely compromised and further tears the existing tear in the fabric of our beloved Anglican Communion,’ Archbishop Orombi wrote. ‘It is gravely lamentable that our Instruments of Communion have missed the opportunity in this moment to begin the healing that is so necessary for our future.’”

There have been allegations of interference in the work of the Instruments of Unity before this particular meeting.

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