Roundup: Church of Kenya calls a bishop for North America

A review of the last 24 hours

Jonathan Petre reports in The Daily Telegraph that “A powerful coalition of conservative Anglican leaders is preparing to create a parallel Church for conservatives in America in defiance of the Archbishop of Canterbury, provoking the biggest split in Anglican history.”

George Conger reports in The Living Church, “The Aug. 30 consecration of Canon Atwood as ‘Suffragan Bishop of All Saints’ Cathedral Diocese, Nairobi” is ‘part of a broader and coordinated plan with other provinces,’ Archbishop Nzimbi said on June 12, to ‘support the international interests of the Anglican Church of Kenya, including support of Kenyan clergy and congregations in North America.’ ”

Kendall Harmon posts Archbishop Nzimbi’s email.

The Archbishops of Nigeria and Uganda issue statements of support for the new initiative.

The Anglican Communion Network issues a statement:

The leadership of the Anglican Communion Network welcomed news that the Anglican Province of Kenya has elected The Rev. Canon Bill Atwood Suffragan Bishop of the All Saints Cathedral Diocese in Nairobi. Among other duties, Bishop-elect Atwood will be initially supporting Kenyan clergy and congregations in North America. He joins Bishop Bill Cox of the Southern Cone as another domestic bishop cooperating in ministry with the Network….

As of post time, there was nothing on the Global South website.

CANA issues a statement. And Bishop Iker. Thanks to Thinking Anglicans for these two pointers.

Thinking Anglicans, as always, provides a fine roundup with supplementary links.

Further analysis available in The Church of England Daily for June 13, Drell’s Descants, and The Times.

So in addtion to AMiA and CANA we now have NAAC. Just what the background story is has not yet been revealed.

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