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Ireland announces new GAFCON branch

Slowly but surely, steadily and without apology, orthodox primates of the Global South, and now increasingly in the West, are surrounding Lambeth Palace and the Archbishop of Canterbury in an ecclesiastical pincer movement that offers no way out for the theologically and morally compromised Justin Welby except through the front door of repentance.
GAFCON, the Global Anglican Future Conference is fast becoming an alternative communion in all but name. While still committed to the Anglican Communion as it is presently constructed, GAFCON has become a de facto though not a de jure communion of its own, as it speaks for and represents the majority of all Anglicans.
The recent consecration of Andy Lines, a former British Army Tank commander, by the ACNA as the GAFCON Missionary Bishop for Scotland and Europe brought sharp rebuke from Welby, who warned that such a missionary bishop would create “disturbance and discords” by intervening in Britain. Is it time for a GAFCON bishop in the heart of London?
His words fell on deaf ears, and now the formation of a new branch of GAFCON in Ireland signals a new “disturbing” level of engagement in the battle for the Anglican soul.
The launch will take place in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Saturday (April 21) and will feature contributions from Rev. Vaughan Roberts (Rector of St Ebbe’s, Oxford), Archbishop Peter Jensen (General Secretary of GAFCON formerly Sydney), Archbishop Greg Venables (Primate of South America) and Archbishop Buba Lamido (Archbishop of Kaduna Province, Church of Nigeria).

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