Gene Robinson barred from preaching or presiding in England

Update, Monday 7:35 a. m.: It’s official.

The Archbishop of Canterbury has denied the Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson, Bishop of New Hampshire permission to preach or preside at the Eucharist during his visits to England this year.

From Of Course I Could Be Wrong, Mad Priest reports:

… that the Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson, Bishop of New Hampshire, has been denied permission to celebrate the Eucharist or to preach during his visits to England in the coming months. Bishop Robinson said he had written to the Archbishop of Canterbury requesting permission, and had received notification by e-mail this morning that his request had been refused.

Fr Jake Stops the World and Blogula Rasa are reporting on this news as is The Evolution of Jeremiah

No official word has come from Lambeth Palace or the Diocese of New Hampshire.

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