Skip to comments.Bishop Smith Dismisses Role and Authority of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Panel of Reference
Posted on 07/25/2005 6:23:02 PM PDT by sionnsar
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The American Anglican Council has issued this statement about the declaration by the Diocese of Connecticut that the Panel of Reference would not have a role in resolving the situation in that diocese. I found this comment by Canon David Anderson of the AAC to be most interesting:
It would behoove Bishop Smith to take the time to read carefully the Communique of the Panel of Reference (July 15, 2005), said Canon Anderson. Requests for intervention are to be made directly to the Archbishop of Canterbury who will refer cases to the Panel. This process does not require the approval or even the knowledge of the diocesan bishop. Bishop Smith has no authority to dictate or to interfere with the due process of the Archbishops Panel."I admit I am no canon lawyer, but it will be interesting to see who wins in this contest of wills. I'd bet that given the state of ECUSA today, there will be no immediate consequences for the Bishop.
I'd bet that given the state of ECUSA today, there will be no immediate consequences for the Bishop.
The thugs have taken over ECUSA and all the old rules about civility, etc. have been overthrown.
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