Comments: Two Anglican provinces elect new primates

What a pity his first statement in The Irish Times today is to deny that he is a radical on sexual issues and to make traditional noises about marriage being between a man and a woman. He doesn't need to go on like this, he has the Roman Catholic bishops to do it for him

Posted by Spirit of Vatican II at Thursday, 4 October 2012 at 7:33pm BST

Nicely put, Spirit. It's a crucial point that, whatever one's actual views on these matters, to go on about them, frequently unsolicited, is dreadfully disproportionate.

Posted by john at Friday, 5 October 2012 at 9:52am BST

In fairness to Bp. Richard, his views on marriage were asked. This is in the context of the NI assembly having recently debated extending marriage to same-sex couples. I would hazard a guess that he wouldn't have been elected if he were likely to say otherwise.

Posted by Paul Barlow at Saturday, 6 October 2012 at 8:59pm BST
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