Feb 21, 2005 / 22:00 pm
Anglican primates gathered yesterday to grapple with the issues of homosexuality and same-sex marriage, which have divided the church, and save the Anglican Communion from a schism, reported Christian Today.
A huge rift developed between conservatives and liberals after the US Episcopal Church decided in 2003 to appoint an openly homosexual bishop to the New Hampshire diocese, in defiance of the procedures of the Anglican Church.
Church leaders are warning that this current crisis is the most serious to the Communion in modern times and that a resolution is next to impossible.
At odds are the conservative evangelicals and their understanding of the authority of Biblical truth and tradition and the liberal view that suggests the church has failed to minister sensitively to the small homosexual community.