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ABC speaks about Malawi

Archbishop welcomes bishops’ statement on Malawi sentencing

Thursday 27 May 2010

The Archbishop of Canterbury welcomes the statement made by the Anglican Bishops in Southern Africa regarding the sentencing of Stephen Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga to 14 years of hard labour.

The Imprisonment of Stephen Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga

This Statement from the Anglican Bishops in Southern African on the Imprisonment of Stephen Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga…

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MarkBrunson
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*ABC speaks about Malawi* No! He didn’t! He “welcomes” someone else’s condemnation. What does *that* mean? I welcome Jehovah’s Witnesses when they come to my door! He’s able to write a whole missive on people who should remove themselves from his little Brito-papacy, yet *not one word* of condemnation of the inhumane and unholy treatment given to these two men and gays and lesbians in general throughout those same African provinces he’s puckered up for! Good God! Can anyone possibly doubt that this man was always a homophobe in tolerant clothing to advance himself in academia, where his lordship’s hate… Read more »

Counterlight
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Counterlight

Too little too late, old man.

JPM
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JPM

Golly, this must certainly have Monjeza and Tiwonge’s persecutors shaking in their boots!

Chris Smith
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Chris Smith

Rowan William’s “welcoming” another bishops comments does not go nearly far enough. Shame on him again. Cowardly is an understatement. Way too little and way too late. Sad, that Rowan has lost his spine. I thought he might show some real courage and stand up and be counted. Another missed opportunity.

DAvis d'Ambly
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DAvis d'Ambly

How could he have said less?

Father Ron Smith
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Father Ron Smith

“By their fruits ye shall know them” – Holy Writ.

Malcolm+
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Shorter Rowan Williams:

“I’m glad that the Bishops of Southern Africa have the courage to proclaim the Gospel. I’m too feart to stand up to the hatemongers my own self.”

Rev L Roberts
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Rev L Roberts

I am delighted to see that an international protest and a timely visit of the UN Secretary General have led to their release