Statement on the resignation of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Russell Powell

Anglican Church Diocese of Sydney
Media Statement

Statement on the resignation of Dr Rowan Williams as Archbishop of Canterbury

The Archbishop of Canterbury is universally admired for his intellectual stature and his personal warmth.  In his time as Archbishop, the Anglican Communion has been subjected to unprecedented stresses which have hastened an inevitable tendency to regional independence and decentralisation. With the majority of Anglicans now from theologically conservative churches of the Global South, the role of the Archbishop of Canterbury in the future will demand a deepening appreciation of their place in the Communion.

Dr Peter F Jensen,
Archbishop of Sydney

19/3/12

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