° °
  • Firstline - TV3 New Zealand

    Firstline

    Weekdays 6am

  • 3 News - TV3 New Zealand

    3 News

    Nightly 6pm

  • Campbell Live - TV3 New Zealand

    Campbell Live

    Weekdays 7pm

  • 3rd Degree - TV3 New Zealand

    3rd Degree

    Wednesdays 8.30pm

  • The Paul Henry Show - TV3 New Zealand

    The Paul Henry Show

    Weekdays 10.30pm

  • Three 60 - TV3 New Zealand

    Three 60

    Sundays 9.30am

  • The Nation - TV3 New Zealand

    The Nation

    Sat 9:30am / Sun 10am

Super-church impractical - expert

Monday 10 Sep 2012 6:39 a.m.

Christchurch's Catholic Cathedral (Reuters)

Christchurch's Catholic Cathedral (Reuters)

The possibility of Catholic and Anglicans sharing a super cathedral in Christchurch is being described as nothing but a pipe dream.

Anglicans are believed to be discussing the proposal, but Mike Grimshaw - an Associate Professor of Sociology at Canterbury University - says even the architecture would cause conflict as Catholics use specific designs in their buildings.

"High Anglicans might be happy about it, but a lot of other Anglicans are very Protestant, so they don't like a lot of images, they don't want statues of Mary, they wouldn't want stations of the cross around the church, so what you'd have to do is truck stuff in and out."

The two denominations went their separate ways in the sixteenth century. So-called 'High church' Anglicans follow traditions closer to that of Catholics, compared to standard Anglicans.

3 News / RadioLIVE

Others Are Watching

comments powered by Disqus

Trending

;