Wikileaks: Pope's about-face action damaged relations

The Pope's allurement to Anglicans to catechumen to Roman Catholicism pushed relations amid the churches to their everyman point in 150 years, Britain's agent to the Vatican warned.
Francis Campbell aswell feared a backfire adjoin UK Catholics afterwards the action to those against to women bishops.
His fears are abundant in the latest US admiral cables appear by Wikileaks.
The comments were fabricated afterwards Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams met Vatican admiral endure year.
A cable from US agent Miguel Diaz, appear in the Guardian newspaper, said Mr Campbell believed Pope Benedict XVI had put the Archbishop in an "impossible position" with his about-face invitation.
It said: "The Vatican accommodation seems to accept been aimed primarily at Anglicans in the US and Australia, with little anticipation accustomed to how it would affect the centre of Anglicanism, England, or the Archbishop of Canterbury.
"Benedict XVI, Campbell said, had put Williams in an absurd situation. If Williams reacted added forcefully, he would abort decades of plan on all-comprehensive dialogue; by not reacting added harshly, he has absent abutment a part of affronted Anglicans."
The cable appear that Mr Campbell acquainted "Anglican-Vatican relations were adverse their affliction crisis in 150 years as a aftereffect of the Pope's decision" and it had confused the ambition of the Catholic-Anglican all-comprehensive chat "from accurate accord to simple co-operation".


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