Skip to comments.Church 'Losing Trust' Over 'Cloak and Dagger' Archbishop of Canterbury Selection
Posted on 11/01/2012 6:57:41 AM PDT by marshmallow
The Church of England is in danger of losing the trust of millions of worshippers because of ridiculous secrecy over the choice of the next Archbishop of Canterbury, clergy have warned.
The committee choosing the next leader of the worlds 77 million Anglicans is facing growing discontent from within the Church amid clams that the long-running process has become a cloak and dagger procedure.
Calls are mounting for an overhaul of the system and even growing support for future Archbishops in the Church of England to be elected.
It came as even the ancient Coptic Orthodox Church, based in Egypt- which chooses its spiritual leader in a ceremony involving a blindfolded child announced not only the date for the selection of its new Pope but even the shortlist.
The church, which traces its origins to the 1st Century AD, posted details of the process which will take place next week, on the internet.
By contrast, the Crown Nominations Commission, the 16-member body selecting a successor to Dr Rowan Williams, initiated an effective news blackout last month refusing to say when and if it is meeting or even whether it has made a decision.
The first that the worlds 77 million Anglicans are expected to know of the identity of their new leader will be when the name is announced from Downing Street.
The 16-member body, made up of bishops, priests and lay members has been meeting since the summer to discern who should lead the Church of England after Dr Williams steps down at the end of the year.
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Draw straws, let God decide.
The same thing is happening here to most of our churches.
The Catholics just may tweak by...at least the Obamadork/felon has forced the bishops to wake up.
Now, if we could only level our catholic colleges and start again from the ground up, we'd be getting somewhere.