Archbishop of Canterbury and Global Anglican Communion leader Rowan Williams was stopped from entering the most important Anglican church in the Zimbabwean city of Mutare on October 11 by a breakaway anti-gay bishop and his followers.

Former Anglican bishop Nolbert Kunonga seized Mutare Anglican Cathedral and its former congregation has been forced to worship in the street.

Kunonga supporters denounced Williams for tolerating homosexuals in the church with placards reading “How can you invite homosexual in our soil” and “No to homosexuality.”

Kununga recently turfed out the staff of an Anglican orphanage caring for AIDS orphans by claiming they supported homosexuality.

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