|Nick Holtam on his|
consecration as Bishop of Salisbury
Nick Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury, has been interviewed by Ruth Gledhill in the Times (behind the paywall).
"If the Anglican Covenant had been in existence, would we have had women priests? And I think the answer is no, because we would have had to take a much more cautious approach. Although its architects say it is not designed to exclude I can't but read it without concluding that it is intended to exclude groups and specifically the Episcopal Church and the Canadian Church and parts of the Church of England."Nor does he think it is his role, as the Archbishop of Canterbury thinks is his, to 'sublimate' his views to the views of the Church:
"Part of responsible leadership is having the vision, the sight, to see that's where I want to go."he told the Times.
Oh, and by the way, he believes there is 'no distinction between heterosexual and homosexual unions.'
No wonder the Archbishops didn't want him when the Diocese of Southwark was being considered.