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  Church of England rejects pact to unite Anglicans
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ContributorHomegrown Democrat 
Last EditedHomegrown Democrat  Mar 26, 2012 04:09am
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AuthorAvril Ormsby
News DateSunday, March 25, 2012 10:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionA 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.
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