Press statement from the Archbishop of Canterbury on the consecration in Singapore of two bishops for service in the United States
The Archbishop of Canterbury has expressed his regret that this action has been taken ahead of the meeting of the Primates of the Anglican Communion in March, which will be addressing the matters to which the action relates. It has come as a grave disappointment to the Archbishop, as it is his view that such consecrations are irresponsible and irregular and only harm the unity of the Communion.
The Archbishop is visiting the Province of Southern Africa until the 7th February 2000. He intends to be in touch with the Presiding Bishop of ECUSA shortly after his return to indicate his concern.
Item from: Lambeth Palace