"Speaking at a conference hosted this past September  by Wycliffe College to mark the 50th anniversary of the [1963 Anglican Congress] event, Bishop Stephen Andrews of the diocese of Algoma noted that the mid-1960s marked the peak of the Anglican demographic in Canada and it has fallen ever since. Wycliffe's conference looked back to the 1963 call for a relationship of 'mutual responsibility and interdependence' among the provinces of the Communion -- and also forward to the future of the Anglican Communion. Man of the speakers represented the perspective of conservative Anglicans who objected to the blessing of same-sex marriages and the election of gay and lesbian bishops in North American churches". Bishop Mouneer Anis, primate of Egypt, said "the Anglican Covenant currently being considered has been too 'watered down'. He added, 'Even if every province adopted the Covenant, it would not help our situation'." "Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon of the diocese of Kaduna in Nigeria said he believes there are extreme conservatives and liberals within the Communion, but a majority of about 70 per cent of Anglicans are in the middle and want the Communion to hold together. 'If this Communion has a mission, we must learn to accommodate one another'. Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi, the primate of Burundi, added, 'For genuine reconciliation to be a reality, there will have to be justice, repentance and forgiveness but, above all, speaking the truth in love. Thus reconciliation becomes a language of learning to live with the other and to manage our differences'."