News for Week Ending 1/10/2011
Primates’ meeting to begin January 25The next meeting of the Anglican primates is scheduled to be held in Dublin, Ireland, January 25–31, 2011. The Sunday Business Post Online reported January 9, 2010, that the meeting will go on as scheduled, despite a threatened boycott by conservative primates to protest the attendance of Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schoiri. (See Pittsburgh Update story here.)
Nigerian bishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon published an open letter in the December 31, 2010, Church Times pleading with primates to attend the meeting. “Those who do not come are increasingly being portrayed as the aggressors, and are passing the media advantage to the Episcopal Church in the United States, and others,” he argued.