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Protesters gather for Archbishop's Zimbabwe trip


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LAST UPDATED: 01:45 a.m. HST, Oct 09, 2011




HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A breakaway Anglican bishop and his supporters are demonstrating outside Harare's main cathedral against a visit by the worldwide head of the Anglican church to Zimbabwe.

Bishop Nolbert Kunonga says the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams' Sunday visit to Zimbabwe is a "crusade for gays" and he says he has "refused to be associated with homosexuality."

Kunonga was excommunicated from the Anglican church after inciting violence in his sermons supporting Zimbabwe's longtime President Robert Mugabe.

The Anglican Church in Zimbabwe has been divided since Kunonga's excommunication. He has taken over the main cathedral, schools and the church's bank accounts. The Archbishop of Canterbury wants to meet with Mugabe, a Roman Catholic, to discuss an end to the disruptions.






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