ANGLICAN COMMUNION

Not A Breakaway Bishop

Although Church of England Bishop Graham Leonard has lent his support to a traditionalist movement in the worldwide Anglican communion, he says he is “not prepared to lead a breakaway church.”

Leonard, the bishop of London, is considered the unofficial leader of Anglicans in several countries who oppose women’s ordination, the acceptance of homosexuality, and the revision of the church’s liturgy. During a recent appearance at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, Leonard predicted new alignments across denominational lines among church traditionalists. “In time,” he said, “[the movement] could acquire the dimensions of a second Reformation.” He also praised a move to establish a central register of traditionalist Episcopalians in the United States. The registration effort is being coordinated by the Church Information Center and the United Episcopal Church of North America, which maintains a toll-free telephone number to sign up traditionalist allies. Episcopalians in the United States are part of the worldwide Anglican communion.

“… I am prepared to support others who support the orthodox Christian tradition,” Leonard said. “I would only define my role as being one of those bishops, of whom there are a number, who would be perfectly happy to be known as wanting to maintain the orthodox faith as we know it within the Anglican community.”

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