"Request clarification from the 15th meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council as to the status and direction of the Covenant Process in the light of the position of the Church of England."
- from the Diocese of Brisbane statement -
Can one not love the Diocese of Brisbane's tongue in cheek wording here?
The very notion of waiting upon the ACO's thoughts about the Church of England's rejection of the Anglican Covenant process, before committing one's-self to it, is absolutely priceless - and, incidentally, quite legitimate.
Why should the dispersed Provinces of the Communion vote for a restrictive covenant process that would impinge on their right to independence from such an imposition - when even Mother Church has rejected the same?
Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia has rejected the proposed Covenant, but subscribed to Sections 1 - 3 as providing a useful starting point for consideration of our Anglican understanding of the church.
Also affirmed its commitment to the Communion, and committed to used processes similar to those of Section 3 if another church has concerns about this church's actions
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