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Leaders Plan to Split from Episcopal Church

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Some religious leaders have released their plans to split from the Episcopal Church. That announcement came yesterday at Wheaton College in Chicago’s Western Suburbs.

Leaders from congregations came together to announce the partnership. They unveiled a provisional constitution for the formation of the Anglican Church of North America.

Reverend Peter Frank is the spokesperson for the group that organized the effort. He says they’re unifying congregations who feel they need to separate from the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada.

FRANK: We’re doing this simply to bring own house into order. Our goal is to take a number of groups that in the past have frankly been in competition with each other and make a united body out of them.

Frank says one reason for the split is the disagreement within the Anglican Church over the human sexuality. But he says the move has been in the works for a long time. He says the core issues simply involve what Christians believe.
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