Gay Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson criticised Anglican Archbishop Rowan Williams (above) for failing to take a stronger position on the rift over women and gays that is driving the Anglican church apart.
"I pray for him every day. I have clergy friends who literally studied at Archbishop Williams' feet and who have said to me it is almost as if aliens have come and taken Rowan away from us. They have left something that looks like him but we don't recognise him any more. I'm not at all sure that his attempts to hold us together as a communion at all costs is the kind of leadership that this time calls for."