Stephen Bates and Mark Honigsbaum said about the communiqué in their column in the Guardian, “the strongly-worded statement is bound to be seen as a rebuke for Dr Williams, who has made no secret of his support for Bishop Robinson.”
Ruth Gledhill in her column published yesterday in the TimesOnLine made this intriguing statement: “The Global South is today expected to publish its proposals for a formal structure for the grouping.” This was written two days after the publication of the Communiqué and I wonder if she has knowledge of another document in the works.
Various writers, one of them from the Church of Nigeria, see the meeting in Egypt as a strong indication of the willingness of the leadership of the Global South provinces to distance themselves from the Archbishop of Canterbury, move beyond what they seen as intransigence on the part of the West and clearly plan for the realignment they see as coming and necessary.
The fat is surely in the fire.
See the article below for my read on the Communique.