Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has noted the following on the announcement that Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams is stepping down.
“I am grateful for Rowan Williams’ service as Archbishop of Canterbury during an exceedingly challenging season. We can all give thanks for his erudition and persistence in seeking reconciliation across a rapidly changing Anglican Communion. His leadership of that reconciling work through Indaba and Ubuntu is bearing remarkable fruit, and I believe this will be his most important legacy. I give thanks that his spiritual and intellectual gifts will continue to bless the larger world, albeit from a different vantage point. May the coming months bring well-deserved peace to him and his family, and may we join in blessing his ministry. ‘Well done, good and faithful servant!’”
The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church
March 16, 2012
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