When the House of Bishops meets this month which Anglican Communion primates will be in attendance? There will be our own Presiding Bishop, Katharine Jefferts Schori, of course. And the Archbishop of Canterbury was invited and has accepted. Besides the See of Canterbury, the other members of the Standing Committee of the Primates are also included at the invitation of the House of Bishops. Those members of the standing committee were elected by their respective regions at the February meeting of the primates. Jefferts Schori was elected from the Americas. Other members are the liberal Morgan (Wales), Aspinall (Australia), and Orombi (Uganda). Orombi has stated he would not attend: “It is my conviction that our Dar es Salaam communiqué did not envision interference in the American House of Bishops while they are considering our requests.”
Orombi will be in the United States later this month. He is keynoter at the Neal Conference of True Spirituality at Covenant College (PCA).
As is widely known Archbishop Akinola (Nigeria) will be in Chicago this month.
Do the visits of Akinola and Orombi constitute interference in the American House of Bishops while they are considering [the primates’] requests?