The Episcopal Church should apologize for stirring disunity but won't face serious sanctions for allowing an openly gay bishop, V. Gene Robinson of New Hampshire, said an Anglican church panel in its Oct. 18 report. Irish Archbishop Robin Eames, who issued the report, called for a moratorium on new gay bishops.
But Frank Griswold, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, said he has no power to stop a diocese from electing a gay bishop or blessing gay unions. The U.S. church, he added, is now more "intensely aware" of the ripple effects its decisions have on the wider Anglican Communion.
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