Anglican Communion secretary general: ACNA isn’t a province

Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, secretary general of the Anglican Communion, addresses members of General Synod 2016. Photo: Art Babych

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, secretary general of the Anglican Communion, has stressed that the Anglican Church of North America is not a province of the Anglican Communion.

Speaking to ACNS as he delivered his report to the Standing Committee, Idowu-Fearon said he wanted to correct any suggestion that ANCA was the 39th province of the Communion rather than Sudan, which was inaugurated in July. “It is simply not true to say that ACNA is part of the Anglican Communion,” he said.

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  1. Kevin Crinks says:

    How can ACNA be a part of the Anglican Communion ? Their members took the decision to leave. They regard their former colleagues as having no teaching authority. They either belong and submit to due authority or else leave.

  2. Joe Arganbright says:

    I can not help but wonder why chapters of the Brotherhood of St Andrews that are from these pull away congregations exist. Not members of the Episcopal Church USA and not part of the Anglican Connection is a puzzle I’d like unwound. Among the reasons for pull aways seems to be wanting some people excluded from membership and against equal rights within the Church. This does not seem appropriate.

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