Updated yet again Friday afternoon
The forthcoming meeting in Alexandria, reported earlier here, starts next Sunday.
Some further reports have appeared:
Anglican Journal Marites N Sison Hiltz to update other primates on state of Canadian church
Times Online Ruth Gledhill Anglican primates to meet in Egypt
The meeting will be held at the Helnan Palestine Hotel, “a five stars deluxe hotel with a unique location on the Mediterranean Sea”.
Religious Intelligence George Conger Primates’ Meeting to avoid divisive issues
Lambeth Palace (via ACO) Archbishop of Canterbury’s visit to North Africa
Times Online Ruth Gledhill Plans for new province in US opposed by senior Anglican
Living Church George Conger Welsh Primate: New Province is ‘Total Nonsense’
Church Times Pat Ashworth Primates to meet in Egypt behind closed doors
…Canon Kearon confirmed on Wednesday that no paper had so far been received from the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) Primates concerning the pro posed Anglican Province in North America. A report in The Living Church this week said: “Bishop Duncan said the GAFCON Primates will present a paper and make the case of an alternative province.”
Canon Kearon emphasised that the agenda was a draft, that it was in the hands of the Primates, and was often rearranged. “We haven’t received a paper,” he said. “If it’s an application by the new entity in the US to join [the Communion] we would deal with [put ting it on to the agenda] in a business session if appropriate, but they might decide other wise if we haven’t been notified of it.”
Religion News Service Daniel Burke Anglicans Set to Consider Rival North American Church
Conservative Anglicans say they do not expect their new North American church to receive official approval from Anglican archbishops who will convene next week (Feb. 1-5) in Alexandria, Egypt.
“We do expect that our situation will be discussed,” said the Rev. Peter Frank, a spokesman for the newly established Anglican Church in North America (ACNA). “At the same time, it would be very surprising if there was some kind of quick, game-changing action.”
… To date, only five primates, most from Africa, where Anglicans lean conservative on sexual issues, have publicly sanctioned the new North American church.
Bishop Martyn Minns, a leader in ACNA, said he expects more primates to approve the rival church after it has ratified its constitution in June. “They’re going to wait until we’re up and running,” he said.
Jim Naughton, director of communications for the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, said: “I don’t think there’s any chance of two-thirds of the primates expressing desire to legitimize this thing in any capacity.”
A crucial analysis of the forthcoming meeting is in the cartoon at The Primates Meeting: How personal disorganisation is splitting the Anglican Church.