The Archbishop of Canterbury has asked six US Anglican leaders to meet next month, in his latest bid to resolve the worldwide Anglican Church’s longstanding dispute over gay rights. The Anglican Church announced the meeting last week, but did not confirm its date or location, Associated Press reported. Progressive and conservative US bishops are due to attend, including new US Anglican leader Katharine Jefferts Schori, who supports gay relationships. Williams is expected to send a representative to the meeting rather than attending himself.The Anglican Church has faced a split over homosexuality since the 2003 ordination of openly gay US bishop Gene Robinson.

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