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Williams, left, failed to heal the rift over homosexualitys

A Church Divided
U.K. Two days of crisis meetings in London between 37 Anglican primates failed to lift the threat of a schism in the worldwide church over the issue of homosexuality. In his attempts to keep the 70 million-strong Communion together, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams put aside his own personal views that same-sex partnerships, if stable and faithful, could be legitimate in God's eyes.

His efforts were successful enough to secure a unanimous statement from deeply divided liberal and conservative primates. It warned that "the future of the Communion...

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