'Despite 25 years of persistent warnings by most Anglican Primates, repeated departures from the authority of God’s Word have torn the fabric of the Communion. These warnings were blatantly and deliberately disregarded and now without repentance this tear cannot be mended.'
Rwanda’s Archbishop Mbanda joins the other Anglican African archbishops, including from Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, and Zimbabwe, who recently denounced the divisive Chruch of England decision to bless same-sex unions.
'We in the Anglican Church of Kenya call upon these western liberal Provinces to repent and return to the one and only faith in Jesus Christ as revealed and taught in the canonical scriptures of the church,' wrote Abp. Jackson Ole Sapit of Nairobi.
'If he [Pope Francis] is coming here and he tells us that marriage of the same-sex, homosexuality is legal, we will say no,' South Sudan's Information, Communication, Technology, and Postal Services Minister said.
Although stopping short of allowing a full-blown church wedding, the Anglican bishops are proposing church blessings for gay and lesbian civil unions that will include 'prayers of dedication, thanksgiving and God’s blessing following a legal marriage ceremony.'