Anglican Samizdat

February 1, 2010

Archbishop of Canterbury’s statement on Bishop Mouneer’s resignation from SCAC

Filed under: Anglican — David Jenkins @ 8:18 pm

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The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, today expressed his regret at the decision of the Most Revd Dr Mouneer Anis, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa, and President Bishop of the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East, to resign from the Standing Committee of the Anglican Communion:

“Bishop Mouneer has made an important contribution to the work of the Standing Committee, for which I am deeply grateful. I regret his decision to stand down but will continue to welcome his active engagement with the life of the Communion and the challenges we face together.”

Translated into the common tongue, this means:

“Mouneer, baby, I thought you, me, Kathy and Freddie were getting on so well. This is going to bury me; how could you do this to me now? You say you and your orthodox Anglicans didn’t feel included; surely you could not have felt excluded – that is such an ugly word. Anyway, just as your African buddy likes to say, “there are no homosexuals in Africa” – “there are no orthodox Anglicans in North America”; so there. ”



  1. “Could we not have indabbad?”

    Comment by Muriel — February 1, 2010 @ 8:31 pm

  2. From my limited vantage point I have no confidence in Rowan or any of his appointees. Now, it seems, neither does a respected insider.

    Comment by Jim Muirhead — February 2, 2010 @ 9:14 am

  3. The house of cards seems to be getting a bit unstable.

    Simply put, the situation is developing to the point that the ABC will no longer be able to have his cake and eat it too. He will not be able to keep the Faithful and the revisionists together for much longer.

    The revisionists may very well end up owning the buildings. But the Faithful will be on the side of God. Our group in Hepworth Ontario is finding out that you don’t need to own anything to be Anglican. What you need is Faith.

    Comment by AMPisAnglican — February 2, 2010 @ 10:47 am

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