Comments: Sunday reports

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Should we believe it?
bq. LONDON, UK- The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Frank Griswold, has received a letter from Rowan Williams the Archbishop of Canterbury telling him to make significant compromises for ECUSA’s orthodox, or face the possible of schism without his support.
The letter, which Griswold received on the eve of the Camp Allen meeting of the House of Bishops was described by a Lambeth Palace source as “too hot to leak”.
The strongly worded message to Griswold has yet to be read to the House of Bishops, but it is thought that Griswold will drop a paragraph or two during the HOB meeting.
A source told Virtuosity that the letter appears to support what the five retired bishops did in recent confirmations in the Diocese of Ohio.

Posted by Tim Stewart on Sunday, 21 March 2004 at 10:24 PM GMT

Tim
I would be surprised if RW had not written a letter to FG just before the HoB meeting. As to its content, all is speculation until it is published.

Posted by Simon Sarmiento on Monday, 22 March 2004 at 1:52 PM GMT

Tim wrote:
DV has this story. Should we believe it?

Considering the subject of the first sentence, the answer to the second isn’t hard to guess. Mr. “Virtue” was never one to let the facts get in the way of a good story…

I’m with Simon on this one.

Posted by David Huff on Tuesday, 23 March 2004 at 12:37 AM GMT

Clearly there was a letter, and it seems as though the Presiding Bishop only quoted excerpts from it. English sources have indicated that David Virtue’s comments are not correct. What is interesting is that the letter seemed to be one of the motivations for seeking a solution, but since the full text is unavailable I think it unhelpful to speculate.

Posted by Kendall Harmon on Wednesday, 24 March 2004 at 12:42 PM GMT