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Letter to the editor: Primates 'one part of the body of Christ, not the whole'
"I agree that the 2016 Primates' Meeting was a success, thanks to the life and witness of Jean Vanier". "For the primates, a number of observations: you are servants; you cannot speak for the entire church. Your meeting was initiated by Archbishop Donald Coggan in 1978 for leisurely thought, prayer and deep consultation. We pray you will remember you are one part of the body of Christ and not the whole. The communiquÃ© speaks of deep pain throughout the Communion. There is deep pain indeed, yet the focus seems centred on the primates. To Archbishops Justin Welby and Fred Hiltz: your apologies to LGTBQ people are heartfelt, but inconsequential without action. Those of us who lived through laws of discrimination, prejudice and AIDS are finely tuned to political statements that sound great but in real terms are 'waterish, bleak, and thin' (George Herbert, 'The Windows')".
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