Archbishop of Mexico becomes Patron of Inclusive Church

By staff writers
March 12, 2007
Carlos Touche-Porter

The Anglican Archbishop of Mexico, the Most Rev Carlos Touche-Porter, is to be a Patron of the movement Inclusive Church, which works for an open Christian community. The announcement was made in a press statement today.

The Anglican Church of Mexico was born as a part of the struggle for human rights in Mexico.

The Archbishop said “As an Anglican committed to promote inclusiveness and diversity in our Church, I rejoice, celebrate and support the ministry of Inclusive Church. May the Anglican Communion continue to be a house of prayer for all people, where everyone is welcome, valued and respected”.

He is Presiding Bishop of La Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico and a Primate of the Anglican Communion.

Bishop Touché was consecrated in December, 2002 after serving from 1991-97 as dean of the diocesan Seminary of San Andrés in Mexico City. There he designed a course which has taught laypersons, bishops and other clergy from the United States about ministering to and with Latinos.

The Revd. Dr Giles Fraser said “Archbishop Carlos represents traditional Anglicanism of a sort that is familiar to ordinary members of the Church of England. His approach stands in marked contrast to the dangerous distortion that is occurring in other parts of our communion. We are delighted to have him as our Patron.”

Archbishop Carlos preached at a service hosted by Affirming Catholicism in Westminster Abbey on Monday 26th February. His sermon can be found at http://affirmingcatholicism.org.uk/pages/default.asp?id=7&sID=63

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