ENS report on Kearon – Executive Council session


The Rev. Canon Kenneth Kearon, secretary general of the Anglican Communion, told the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council June 18 that when Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop Suffragan Mary Glasspool was ordained as the church’s second openly gay, partnered bishop, the church ought to have known that it would face sanctions.

Kearon claimed that the communion’s ecumenical dialogues “are at the point of collapse” and said that the last meeting of the Standing Committee of the Anglican Communion, of which Jefferts Schori is an elected member, “was probably the worst meeting I have experienced.”

[Council member Diocese of Ohio Bishop Mark Hollingsworth] said that he was puzzled about how the communion could declare a moratorium on interventions and then say it cannot determine what constitutes an intervention.

The secretary general’s visit was initiated by member Bruce Garner of Atlanta, Georgia, who suggested to Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori that she invite Kearon, who was vacationing in North America, to the meeting.

Garner told ENS afterwards that he had “never witnessed so much obfuscation in such a short period of time” in his entire life.

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Why the focus only on the Southern Cone’s intervention when other provinces like Rwanda and Nigeria are open about their ongoing cross-boundary interventions?

Our earlier report is here.

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