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KIKUYU AFFAIR

ARCHBISHOP'S STATEMENT.

QUESTIONS FOR COMMITTEE

(Per Press Association—Copyright.)

LONiDON, February 10.

the Archbishop of Canterbury points out that the Bishop of Zanzibar, while not withdrawing the charges of heresy and schism, does not wish to press I them if the results desired can be reached in another way, but presses for a decision which will make clear his' OAvn position in relation to neighbouring dioceses.

• The Archbishop- of Canterbury is unhesitatingly of the opirijon, that he is not justified in allowing an enquiry taking the form of proceedings against the Bishops of Uganda and Mombassa for heresy and schism. No clear precedent for such a trial^existe, and the facts afford no case: fo'i*', such proceedings, . which; would be wholly out' of, place. > The bishops of■» the province ofCanterbury would not specially be qualified to give arbitrament in the' matter, which markedly' affects interests outside those of the Home Church.

Happily the Consultative Committee elected at the Lambeth Conference in 1908 is exceptionally qualified. The members \ include the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, the Bishops of Armagli, Winchester, St. Albans, Exeter, and Gibraltar, and the Archbishops of Rupert's Land and the West Indies.

The following questions will be submitted to it by the Archbishop of Canterbury:—(l) Whether the scheme of federation embodied in the resolutions caxTied at Kikuyu contravenes any principles of Church order. (2) Whether a Communion service is consistent with the principles accepted by the Church of England, at which many communicants were not members of the Church of England or episcopally confirmed, though all, as a basis of possible federation, agreed to the loyal acceptance of the Scriptures as the-supreme rule of faith and practice, and accepted the Apostles' and Nicene 'Creeds as a general expression of fundamental Christian belief. \

The Archbishop of Canterbury points out that the Bishop/ of Uganda states that no Church or society is committed to tho "scheme of federation, which is sub judice. Tho problems are not novel, as they had come before the Church regarding missionary work in China, Japan, West Africa, and elsewhere.

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KIKUYU AFFAIR, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8791, 11 February 1914

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KIKUYU AFFAIR Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8791, 11 February 1914

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