Sunday, August 10, 2008

Archbishop of Canterbury may be forced to do fundraising tour for Lambeth

The Lambeth Conference ran a deficit of about £1m. The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Katharine Jefferts Schori, disclosed that the US bishops had been approached for funds, and that Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, had asked to come to the US to do fundraising (although oddly enough, Lambeth Palace later denied that).

Rowan's timing is a little poor. The dollar has severely depreciated against the pound, the US is in a bit of a financial crisis, and he has openly disrespected an American bishop, Gene Robinson, by excluding him from the Lambeth Conference.

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