I am writing to protest in the strongest possible terms about the recent reported intervention of the Archbishop of Westminster at your Youth Synod. His view of the state of the Anglican Communion is very far from the reality. Whilst it may be true that we have had a frank exchange of views on a number of issues, I can assure you that I have things well in hand. The idea that schism is around the corner is hugely in excess of the facts. On the contrary, I think I can truthfully say that everything in the Anglican garden is rosy.
I suspect that Vincent only said what he said because the Synod was held in camera, and so it would not be reported in the British press. I thought he and I were colleagues. I challenge him to say the same things openly now.