Tending His Flock

I found your profile of archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams both sympathetic and well balanced [June 18]. His position of leadership must be one of the least enviable within the church or even the world. The difficulties he faces between American liberals and African conservatives over the issue of homosexual clergy seem almost insoluble. It is assumed by both sides of the controversy over homosexual priests that an agreement can be reached under which all parties are forced to follow one dogmatic position. Each outpost of Anglicanism, however, has become too much the creature of its own society and...

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