Thinking Anglicans has just reported today (the beginning of the Lambeth Conference) that only two of the 38 Provinces is unrepresented at the Lambeth Conference. So much for the determined absence of the Provinces. Who are the two? Rwanda, I suspect, and Southern Cone? But perhaps, given what the Nation (a Nigeria Paper) says today, "The entire Anglican provinces of Uganda, Rwanda and Nigeria and at least four bishops from the Church of England are boycotting the event," the missing Provinces are Rwanda and Uganda. We shall see. (Thanks also to TA).
Read the Nation report on threats from the Church of Nigeria against the bishop from Nigeria attending the Lambeth Conference, Bishop Cyril Okoracha. The Primate of NIgeria obeys his own bishops, witness his complete cave in to their wishes that he stay on until the end of his term in 2010. I suppose he reasons that if he obeys the House of Bishops of Nigeria by staying on as Primate his bishops also should obey the demand that they all stay home and not attend Lambeth. But wait... the first is a request from the House of Bishops to the Archbishop. The second is a demand from the House of Bishops to its members.