When Katharine met Rowan

Here is the latest release from ENS. It is carefully opaque, the lines set so close together that it is impossible to read between them.

It begins:

“Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams – hosting a discussion that affirmed the Episcopal Church’s commitment to the shared ministries of the Anglican Communion — welcomed Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold and Presiding Bishop-elect Katharine Jefferts Schori to Lambeth Palace October 27 for a 90-minute meeting described as a “cordial and collegial” exchange.

The morning visit, requested by Griswold last spring, provided the Presiding Bishop the opportunity to introduce his successor to the Archbishop in the week preceding the November 1 start of the nine-year tenure to which she was elected June 18.

“I was pleased to see the warmth of cordial interaction between the Archbishop and the Presiding Bishop-elect,” Griswold said after the meeting, where the three shared private conversations for which no observers were present.

Jefferts Schori stated her appreciation for the “frank conversation about challenges in the Communion,” and for “the opportunity to meet together face to face and begin a relationship that we hope will be fruitful and collegial.”

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