The Church of Nigeria website weighed in on the Virginia Court ruling with an comment titled, "CANA Magnanimous in Victory." The statement is HERE.
The article begins, "The Virginia court handling the legal tussle between The Episcopal Church (TEC) and the Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA) District of Virginia in a more than 80 page opinion allowed the faithful brethren to continue to use the buildings erected for bible believing Christians. They had been sued to vacate the buildings when they chose to affiliate with as a means of continuing to remain Anglicans."
After commenting on the magnanimous attitude of the victors, it continues to describe what it understands took place and at the close returns to its main point:
" The legal officer ( Barrister Abraham Yisa)who made several trips to the US because of the court case said the ruling should encourage many who are considering leaving Anglicanism due to the innovations of TEC to stay and claim the right to faithfully worship God. He hopes the ruling will help the TEC leadership rethink and retrace their steps so we can all be one big family again.
Further court hearings will continue in May 2008 except TEC accepts CANA's outstretched hand and resume settlement negotiations instead of committing huge legal fees to hold on to large buildings which they will not be able to effectively use and which may eventually be sold off to non-Christian organisations as is happening in some other dioceses."
Meanwhile, the Diocese of Virginia made a clear and simple response to the occupation by "who have left the Episcopal Church and yet continue to occupy Episcopal Church property while loyal Episcopalians are forced to worship elsewhere":
"THAT IS SIMPLY WRONG."