Anglican Samizdat

April 2, 2010

Rowan Williams speaks plainly at last

Filed under: Rowan Williams — David Jenkins @ 8:22 pm
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Unfortunately, it’s about the Roman Catholic Church:

The Roman Catholic Church in Ireland has lost all credibility because of the child abuse scandal, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said.

In a rare breach of ecumenical protocol, Dr Rowan Williams criticised the Catholic Church over its handling of the paedophile priests crisis and made plain his anger over the Pope’s plans for a new ordinariate to tempt dissatisfied Anglicans over to Rome.

Rowan may well be right. He should know; after all, he’s the head of the Anglican Church and it is awash with credibility.



  1. Too bad Elizabeth doesn’t have a few tough guys to fix things. I don’t think anyone would want her to do penance later, in fact there will probably be a party if things go aright. Just the threat should send him fleeing to America with his skirts over his head. We can dream.

    Comment by obituary — April 2, 2010 @ 10:36 pm

  2. This acknowledges that the RCC in Ireland at least did have credibility, once – has Rowan Williams ever had it?

    Comment by John Thomas — April 7, 2010 @ 7:57 am

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