Creating a new province will take years, says Archbishop of Canterbury

Published December 5, 2008

The Archbishop of Canterbury met with conservative primates from Africa and the Southern Cone on Friday to discuss the announcement about a proposed new province.

"There are clear guidelines set out in the Anglican Consultative Council reports, notably ACC 10 in 1996 (resolution 12), detailing the steps necessary for the amendments of existing provincial constitutions and the creation of new provinces," a spokesperson for the Archbishop of Canterbury said.

"Once begun, any of these processes will take years to complete. In relation to the recent announcement from the meeting of the Common Cause Partnership in Chicago, the process has not yet begun," the spokesperson said.


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