"I am delighted with the news that Bishop Justin Welby has been appointed as 105th Archbishop of Canterbury. He has significant experience with the Anglican Communion and I very much look forward to working with him as President of the Anglican Consultative Council.
In response to a media question about what qualities his successor needed, Abp Williams said, "I think it was put very well by a theologian of the last century who said, 'You have to preach with a Bible in one hand and a newspaper in the other'.
On the last morning of the Anglican Consultative Council meeting in Auckland, New Zealand the members considered a final set of resolutions, many of which reflected on work and conversations that had occurred earlier in the meeting.
On the penultimate day of the Anglican Consultative Meeting in Auckland, New Zealand the members of the Council elected six members to serve on the Standing Committee. It is expected that the standing committee will hold its first meeting in April or May of 2013.
A wide variety of members presented the report from the Continuing Indaba program at the meeting today of the Anglican Consultative Council meeting in Auckland, New Zealand. The word indaba is a Zulu word for decision making by consensus common in many African cultures with parallels in many societies globally.