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March 04 2004 By virtueonline NIGERIA: Primate Shuns London Talks Over Robinson Consecration

In a letter to Canon John Peterson, General Secretary of the Anglican Communion Office, Bishop Oluranti Odubogun, General Secretary of the Church of Nigeria, said Akinola would not attend this week's meeting of the Anglican Consultative Committee in London, which began yesterday.

"Archbishop Akinola is baffled that ACO continues to act as if what ECUSA did does not really matter," said the letter.

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March 04 2004 By virtueonline ENGLAND: Archbishop of Canterbury Meets with AMIA leadership

During that meeting, the Archbishop of Canterbury consulted privately with the two sponsoring Primates of the Anglican Mission, the Most Rev. Emmanuel Kolini of Rwanda and the Most Rev. Yong Ping Chung of South East Asia. At the conclusion of the conversations, Archbishop Williams again met briefly with the AMiA bishops before they departed Lambeth Palace.

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March 04 2004 By virtueonline COLORADO: Collection plate down 20 percent after gay bishop named

Robert Leaman, the diocese's chief financial officer, said the diocese expects $1.4 million in pledges in 2004, $350,000 short of expectations established in October at the state Episcopal convention.

In August, Colorado's delegation to the national convention backed the election of Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire, who has lived with his male partner for years.

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March 03 2004 By virtueonline OXFORD: ECUSA Gay Bishop Cancels Oxford Union Debate

The openly-gay divorced father-of-two was consecrated in 2003 amid protests from traditionalists.

Prayed long and hard

He was due to speak on 11 March, proposing the motion "This House believes a gay lifestyle should be no bar to becoming a bishop".

But he said in a statement he had thought and prayed long and hard about the invitation.

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March 02 2004 By virtueonline ECUSA: Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold celebrates Eucharist at Canterbury

Today’s agenda for the Joint Standing Committee includes a budget report from the Most Revd Robin Eames, Primate of All Ireland, chairman of the Inter Anglican Finance Committee.

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March 02 2004 By virtueonline AUSTRALIA: Primate stirs strife among fellow Anglicans

In his new book, Dr. Carnley takes issue with the prominence that
evangelicals give to the doctrine of the atonement.

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March 02 2004 By virtueonline WASHINGTON DC: Episcopal Pastor Rebukes Diocese

A draft of the one-page statement, which was presented Saturday to members at Calvary Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill, declares that "Holy Scripture does not support giving God's blessing to a sexual relationship outside marriage, be that relationship homosexual or heterosexual" and that "councils of the Episcopal Church have, and sometimes will, err."

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March 02 2004 By virtueonline CENTRAL AFRICA: Relationship fractured, Communion Impaired with ECUSA

With profound sadness the Church of the Province of Central Africa declares that the Episcopal Church in the United States of America (ECUSA) has inflicted a desperately grave wound to us and the Communion.

By official and willful action, sixty two bishops approved the election of an openly active homosexual as a bishop. Many participated in his consecration.

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March 02 2004 By virtueonline ALABAMA: Diocese rejects Gay Bishop. Reduces funds to national church

By passing a resolution "affirming our Anglican tradition and communion," priests and church members representing 36,000 Episcopalians in the state said that "blessings of same-sex unions and ordinations of non-celibate unmarried persons are not part of the common life of this diocese."

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March 01 2004 By virtueonline CANADA: Fifth Anglican Primate joins alliance of International Archbishops

The diocese's unilateral, divisive and unprecedented move, taken in 2002, was denounced throughout the Anglican Communion as contrary to Scripture, Christian tradition over 2000 years and the clear wishes of the Bishops of the Anglican Communion.

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