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The Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil responds to the Anglican Covenant

The  Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil announced today its official position on the consultation sent by the Anglican Consultative Council about the proposed Anglican Covenant.A deep and long process of discernment was leaded by the Primate`s Special Commission in consultation with bishops and lay leaders around the Province. The Brazilian representative at the Anglican Consultative Council, Prof. Dr. Joanildo Burity raised before the Special Commission the subsidies of the discussions held in Jamaica on the proposed Covenant. The document released today by the IEAB stated that the first three sessions of the Covenant meet what are historically the understanding that  Anglicans have about their faith and the nature of the Church. Are already mentioned in the major theological documents that the church built over his existence. In relation to section four, the IEAB expressed its concern about some unclear concepts and a juridical style unusual in the history of Anglicanism. While all pr…

Statement from Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil on the Vatican`s Provision

The Vatican's announcement on 20 October of the enactment of a special Apostolic Constitution to take in Anglicans discontented by the ordination of women and homosexual persons certainly represents a new and unexpected level in the relations between the Anglican Communion and the Roman Catholic Church.For the past 40 years, both churches have maintained a frank and productive dialogue that began with the initiative of Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Michael Ramsey to break centuries of silence between both sides. Such were the winds of the Second Vatican Council, in an era of advancement of dialogue and overcoming indifferences. This process continued in the past few decades with the production of documents and the creation, on the provincial level (including in the province of Brazil), of national committees for dialogue between Anglicans and Roman Catholics. We give thanks to God for all the work put forth amid much difficulty, but also mutual respect. This was achieved through our…