Rowan Williams will meet with Episcopal bishops in September
Bishops requested urgent meeting
May 15, 2007
Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams said that he will visit the United States this September after U.S. Episcopal bishops declared an “urgent need” for a meeting with the spiritual leader of world Anglicanism.
Speaking at a news conference April 16 in Toronto, Williams said there has “never been any suggestion” that—despite earlier reports that he was too busy—he would decline an invitation to meet with the American bishops. The U.S. bishops have a crucial fall meeting in New Orleans September 20-25—at a time when their liberal majority is under pressure to respond to a controversial moratorium backed by traditionalist overseas primates by the end of September.