By Stoyan Zaimov, The Christian Post.
The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has said that the possible split in the Anglican Communion due to “profound disagreement” over homosexuality would set a bad example for the world.
“A schism would not be a disaster. … God is bigger than our failures, but it would be a failure,” Welby told BBC Radio 4’s “Today” program.
“It would not be good if the Church is unable to set an example to the world of showing how we can love one another and disagree profoundly, because we are brought together by Jesus Christ, not by our own choice.”
Welby made the comments ahead of a widely awaited meeting of world Anglican leaders, which has been overshadowed by bishops from Asia and Africa threatening to walk out over disagreements on issues regarding homosexuality.