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The latest news from ekklesia on theology and politics from a christian perspective

By staff writers
28 Jul 2003

Archbishop visits Sierra Leone

-28/7/03

The Archbishop of Canterbury has visted Sierra Leone on the latest stage of his tour of West Africa.

Dr Rowan Williams is on a seven-day pastoral visit to Ghana, Sierra Leone and Gambia.

The visit is taking place against a background of controversy within the worldwide Anglican communion over the issue of homosexual clergy.

During the dispute, the Dean of West Africa, Dr Tilewa Johnson, who is also Bishop of Gambia, said he wanted to discuss the issue with Dr Williams when he visited the area.

He said at the time that people were opposed to the appointment and would protest with placards during his visit.

The most serious threat came from the Archbishop of Nigeria, Peter Akinola, who said his church would break ties with the Diocese of Oxford if the appointment went ahead

Dr Williams' visit involves meeting representatives from church, state and traditional African society.

Newspapers in the capital have been carrying commentaries and letters urging him to debar gay men and women from positions of authority in the church.

Archbishop visits Sierra Leone

-28/7/03

The Archbishop of Canterbury has visted Sierra Leone on the latest stage of his tour of West Africa.

Dr Rowan Williams is on a seven-day pastoral visit to Ghana, Sierra Leone and Gambia.

The visit is taking place against a background of controversy within the worldwide Anglican communion over the issue of homosexual clergy.

During the dispute, the Dean of West Africa, Dr Tilewa Johnson, who is also Bishop of Gambia, said he wanted to discuss the issue with Dr Williams when he visited the area.

He said at the time that people were opposed to the appointment and would protest with placards during his visit.

The most serious threat came from the Archbishop of Nigeria, Peter Akinola, who said his church would break ties with the Diocese of Oxford if the appointment went ahead

Dr Williams' visit involves meeting representatives from church, state and traditional African society.

Newspapers in the capital have been carrying commentaries and letters urging him to debar gay men and women from positions of authority in the church.

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