The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, is apologising for past comments, because, you know, women's feelings were hurt. Women have informed him that (despite his previous mis-statement) they are indeed the saviours of the Anglican Church, so he cannot go about pretending otherwise. And just because you've come in at the 11th hour and saved an entire institution from crumbling, it doesn't mean that you're not above pouting when it's not acknowledged, because to ignore heroic action is just plain mean.
The Archbishop of Canterbury has apologised over recent comments he made about the role of women priests in the wake of new research which claims that they will "save the Church from sinking" in the future.
Analysis conducted by the University of Manchester shows that almost half of all priests to have been ordained in recent years have been women and with almost a quarter of male priests currently over the age of 60, researchers claim that without women, church pulpits would become "depopulated".
Unfortunately, one can populate all the pulpits in the world, but that doesn't translate into maintaining a robust population the pews, which is the real problem in the Church of England. One could speculate that the sterile, same-sex union (female priest in conjugal relationship with Holy Mother Church) might also have something bearing on the decline of congregants, since it flows so merrily with their abandonment of all Church teaching touching on the male-female thing. The birds and the bees (as fore-runners to making babies) have been rejected as hopelessly passe (and ecologically unsustainable) and yet soon buzzing and chirping may be all that's left.