In some of the Greek islands near the Turkish coast, there are decaying mosques and weed-grown islamic graveyards. After disastrous wars between Greece and Turkey, there were eventually Exchanges of Population; Greek refugees from Anatolia found sanctuary among their fellow Orthodox Greeks.
We have been asked to pray for the bishops of the Church of England as they meet tomorrow, and I commend such prayer to any readers who are not Anglicans. Tomorrow, looking at it with the eyes of worldly wisdom, a majority of the bishops are certain express their enthusiasm for womenbishops; but they are meeting on the festival of S Dunstan, a very great Archbishop of Canterbury. Might his prayers win for us a change of heart on their part? Nothing is impossible with God, not even the conversion of bishops.
Or might it be God's will that this deadly corruption could rescue good from evil by precipitating a realignment in Christendom? An Exchange of Populations so that those Roman Catholics who so long for women priests could glut themselves with the feminist riches that the C of E can offer them? While we of the Backwards in Bigotry movement could find peace-from-strife in full communion with the Holy See?
But we wouldn't have to migrate from Anatolia to Rhodes. And there is no reason why we should leave our shrines, churches, and convents behind us. Surely, the Cof E - unless it just wants to be stroppy - could do with losing some surplus church buildings?