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Showing posts with label Bishop of St Andrews. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bishop of St Andrews. Show all posts

Friday, 13 August 2010

My apologies to the Episcopalians over the Megrahi affair

markfairford said …

“Episcopalians - the Tory Party and the Establishment at prayer.” I think you are referring to the Church of England. The Episcopalians, while now affiliated to all the Anglican churches throughout the world have a quite different history from the Church of England. During the 18th Century, for example. it was persecuted and outlawed in Scotland. 26 Church of England bishops do have seats in the House of Lords thus the often repeated quote you use. Scottish Episcopal bishops do not.
On Thursday 20 August 2009 Rev David Chillingworth, Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church said “The decision to release Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi is a brave political choice taken in the face of strong pressure from outside Scotland. We respect and honour the courage which the Scottish Government has shown.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Moridura replied

Thanks, markfairford. I was referring to the Episcopalians but my lumping them with the CofE, and failing to notice David Chillingworth's comment was both inaccurate and unfair. I apologise, and I will pull your comment out to the main blog to make sure this is noticed.
Thanks again!

Friday, August 13, 2010