Comments: opinion

Very good Tablet editorial.

Posted by Martin Reynolds at Saturday, 17 September 2011 at 1:25pm BST

What the Tablet editorial does point out is that fact that the Archbishop of Canterbury has no legal jurisdiction over other Provinces of the Anglican Communion. His title: 'Primus inter pares' is one of respect, rather than juridical oversight.

That this is so different an 'authority' from that of the Pontifical Magisterium cannot be denied, and it is this fact that makes many of us in the outer Provinces so wary of the intent of the Covenant Process.

Also, considering the fact that the Church of England originally resisted the U.S. claim to collegiality with 'Mother Church', one cannot blame TEC for its latent claim to independence from foreign control.

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Monday, 19 September 2011 at 1:32am BST
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