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On Location Video: Italy debates gay marriage

The court rules that same-sex couples deserve the same rights as heterosexual couples.

On Location Video: Italy debates gay marriage

Archbishop of Canterbury resigns

Rowan Williams steps down amid controversies over ordination of gay bishops and homosexual marriages.
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More scholar than back-room politician, Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, resigned today. He will become Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge (Matthew Lloyd/AFP/Getty Images)

Archbishop Rowan Williams, head of the worldwide Anglican Communion, was the right man at the wrong time. An academic and much-lauded scholar, Williams became Archbishop 10 years ago. His greatest skills are in theological disquisition and as a conciliator.

Unfortunately, the 77 million Anglicans in his ministry are hopelessly divided over the issue of homosexuality. They don't want to be reconciled on the questions of whether gay men should become bishops or if gay marriage is possible within the Church.  The issue overshadowed his time as the 104th Archbishop.

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