Under the Lambeth Big Top [Fr. Z]

Remember the imploding Anglicans?

Here is an interesting piece from Ruth Gledhil of The Times:

Lambeth Diary: Into the ‘Miry Pit’ of Chaos. It’s about a hundred degrees and getting hotter in the Big Top at Lambeth but the £1 million black hole in the budget at the Lambeth Conference means they can’t afford air conditioning. Expect fainting bishops to be ferried out by ambulances any moment now, if they don’t start shooting each other first. The press conference this morning was a farce. Excommunications officers declined to comment on who is here for reasons of ‘security’ but declined to say what the ‘security’ issues were. Apparently there are some Nigerian bishops at the conference but we are not allowed to know who they are. Even the totally harmless and innocuous Church Press here are being denied access to the evening Eucharists. As for me, I was told yesterday that it was worth applying to attend the afternoon indaba groups. Today there is one called ‘Never say No to Media’, led by Rev Dr Joshva Raha, tutor at the Centre for Mission Studies at Queen’s, Birmingham. I applied and they said no. The conference is falling apart and it is only day two of official business. The Sudanese bishops, who were, astonishingly, stationed as Salisbury with the US Presiding Bishop and her team before the conference, have almost derailed the whole thing by virtually calling for Gene Robinson’s resignation. One of their two statements today is here.

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Then the Anglicans have managed to achieve some kind of heating miracle.

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