Bishop Michael Burrows has drawn our attention to several things about the Covenant which should cause some disquiet. However, in suggesting that the Church of Ireland might be more disposed towards 'subscribing' to the covenant process, in preference to 'adopting' the Covenant, he is offering what might, perhaps, be seen as a viable alternative to adoption by every one of the Communion Provinces.
But, the question then might well be: at the end of the process, what will be the difference in status between those who adopt and those who subscribe? That could be a tricky one for the jurists. And then, of course, there may still be those who reject the Covenant outright.
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