Welby: Anglican schism would be ‘a failure not a disaster’
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Welby: Anglican schism would be ‘a failure not a disaster’

A split in the Anglican Church over the issue of homosexuality "would not be a disaster, but it would be a failure", the Archbishop of Canterbury has said.

Speaking to the Today programme ahead of a meeting of Church leaders, Justin Welby said he wanted "reconciliation", but that would mean "finding ways to disagree well".

"A schism would not be a disaster... God is bigger than our failures, but it would be a failure."

  • 11 Jan 2016