Friction over LGBTQ issues worsens in global Anglican church


              FILE - The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, left, accompanied by Archbishop of Kenya Eliud Wabukala, center left, leaves after conducting a service at the All Saints Cathedral in Nairobi, Kenya Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013. Welby made the one-day visit to Kenya to meet with the Primates of the Anglican Communion on the eve of the second Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) in Nairobi. In 2022, conservative bishops – notably from Africa and Asia – have affirmed their opposition to LGBTQ inclusion. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
            
              FILE - Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, center right and bishops from around the world gather at the University of Kent for a group photo during the 15th Lambeth Conference, in Canterbury, England, Friday, July 29, 2022. Friction has been simmering within the global Anglican Communion for many years over its 42 provinces’ sharp differences on whether to recognize same-sex marriage and ordain LGBTQ clergy. In 2022, the divisions have widened, as conservative bishops – notably from Africa and Asia – affirmed their opposition to LGBTQ inclusion and demanded “repentance” by the more liberal provinces with inclusive policies. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP, File)
            
              FILE - Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, front row, centre right poses for a photo with bishops from around the world at the University of Kent, during the 15th Lambeth Conference, in Canterbury, England, Friday, July 29, 2022. Friction has been simmering within the global Anglican Communion for many years over its 42 provinces’ sharp differences on whether to recognize same-sex marriage and ordain LGBTQ clergy. In 2022, the divisions have widened, as conservative bishops – notably from Africa and Asia – affirmed their opposition to LGBTQ inclusion and demanded “repentance” by the more liberal provinces with inclusive policies. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP, File)
Friction over LGBTQ issues worsens in global Anglican church