Thursday, July 05, 2007

The Times (London): Ruth Gledhill meets with the Anglican Archbishop of Nigeria

From here.

I was privileged to be given the opportunity the other day to go and meet the Primate of Nigeria, Peter Akinola for an unprecedentedly frank interview. We spoke in his office in Abuja. One focus was the kind of man he is, his upbringing, relations with Islam. But inevitably we discussed the problems in the Anglican Communion as well. I wanted to know whether he and his 122 bishops - another five have been elected since we spoke - would be coming to Lambeth.

Read the rest here.


Kevin said...

++Akinola's tying +Minns' invite weakens his position. It soounds like whining. I think Rwanda HoB's stance is stronger and ++Orombi has solid high ground only mentioning the "Road to Lambeth." This way gives far too much pleasure to TEC supporters.

Kevin said...

Then he challenges me: 'By the way my dear sister what gives England or America the right to dictate to us the law we make in our own country?

Oh, I don't know, the fact his nation is a signatory on UN UDHR and people are holding them accountable, as a Scripture is replete warnings about the lying tongue and false witness.

Anonymous said...

He's very hard to understand- wish he could speak English as well as ++Orombi.