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Church of England rejects pact to unite Anglicans
|Contributor||Homegrown Democrat |
|Last Edited||Homegrown Democrat Mar 26, 2012 04:09am|
|News Date||Sunday, March 25, 2012 10:00:00 AM UTC0:0|
|Description||A proposed deal to hold the worldwide Anglican Communion together amid divisions over homosexuality and same-sex unions appeared to be in tatters on Saturday after the mother church, the Church of England, voted to reject it. |
Analysts said the Church's decision effectively derailed the adoption of the pact throughout the Communion, a loose family of 38 national and regional churches, and raised questions about whether the Christian alliance could stay united.
A majority of the Church of England's 44 districts or "dioceses" had decided against the landmark "Anglican Covenant" pact, campaigners against the agreement said.