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Statement from Bishop William Love,
Diocese of Albany – February 26, 2007

I applaud the Archbishop of Canterbury and all the Primates of the Anglican Communion for their willingness to meet and work together in an attempt to bring reconciliation within the Anglican Communion and to sustain the life of the Communion around its biblical and apostolic core.

The extensive prayer, discussion and generosity of the Primates, seems to have borne fruit.  Next month the House of Bishops will meet in Texas to review all the dimensions of the agreement which was supported and signed by all of the Primates in Dar es Salaam, including the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.  The Primates agreement can be read in its entirety here

The Diocese of Albany, as demonstrated by the results of the Primates’ meeting, stands in the mainstream of Anglican life and teaching.  By the grace of God, we will continue to do so.  Keeping our focus on Jesus Christ, it is imperative that we reach out to one another in Christian love and charity, treating all people with dignity and respect.  As Brothers and Sisters in Christ, we are called by our Lord to be obedient to the Great Commandment and the Great Commission, sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, with all who will receive it.

I ask for the prayers of each member of this Diocese as we continue to move forward in answer to our Lord’s call.   May God use each one of us as an instrument of His love and healing grace in this torn and broken world.

Faithfully Yours in Jesus Christ,
+ William H. Love
Bishop of Albany

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