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GAFCON Primates meet in London with North American Bishops

Representatives of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) led by Pittsburgh Bishop and Archbishop designate Bob Duncan met Wednesday with the Primates.

All Primates were present.

The Primates Council was established after the GAFCON conference in Jerusalem in 2008 and contains leaders representing about 40 million Anglicans worldwide almost 75 percent of the communion.

The council is chaired by the Primate of Nigeria, Archbishop Peter Akinola.

The members are Rwandan Primate, Archbishop Emmanuel Kolini, Tanazania’s Archbishop Valentino Mokiwa, Archbishop Justice Akrofi of Ghana, Primate of West Africa, Archbishop Benjamin Nzimbi, Primate of Kenya, Archbishop Henry Orombi of Uganda, Archbishop Greg Venables of the Southern Cone.

The council’s secretary is Dr Peter Jensen, Archbishop of Sydney, Australia.

As well as Bishop Duncan, the North American delegation included Bishop Jack Iker of Fort Worth, Bishop Chuck Murphy of the Anglican Mission in the Americas, Bishops Martyn Minns and David Anderson of the Convocation of Anglicans in North America, Bishop John Guernsey, Church of Uganda Bishop for congregations in America, Bishop Bill Atwood from the Anglican Church of Kenya and Bishop Don Harvey who leads the Anglican Network in Canada.

Canon Mike Murphy of the Anglican Mission in the Americas was also in the delegation.

The American delegation presented a report on the formation of the new province and answered questions from the Primates, who then went back into private session.

A communiqué is expected from the council tomorrow, Thursday.

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