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Abstract: House of Bishops learns that invitation to Lambeth Conference for Bishop Gene Robinson is "not possible".
The Episcopal News Service (ENS) reports that on March 10, the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church was informed that full invitation from the Archbishop of Canterbury to include Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire as a participant in this summer's Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops is "not possible" .
Robinson told the House that he respectfully declined an invitation to be present in the conference's "Marketplace" exhibit section.
Robinson confirmed for ENS that he plans to be in Canterbury during the July 16-August 3 once-a-decade gathering, but not as an official conference participant or observer.