No Hope of a Solution at Lambeth, conservative bishop says

Bishop of Egypt expected today to debate over biblical authority, human sexuality.

MOUNEER ANIS,Bishop of Egypt and primate of Jerusalem and the Middle East, was scheduled to meet today Monday, July 28, with leading bishops at the Lambeth Conference.

A leading conservative, Anis released an open letter on the web. Here's one important comment:

The Lambeth Conference has been a time of great fellowship and strength; it has also been a time of disunity and conflict. Everything is going fairly well, but I do not believe that there is hope of a solution from this Lambeth conference. However I hope that we would be able to come up with a road map for a final solution of the current crisis.

Back in January, when I was in Cairo, I interviewed Bishop Anis. See below for an edited transcript of his views on outreach to gays, the crisis in Anglicanism, and how the proposed Anglican convenant might help resolve their differences.

Interview with Mouneer H. Anis, Episcopal bishop of Egypt and primate of the Anglican Province of the Jerusalem and the Middle East (including North Africa). ...

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