The Archbishop of Canterbury is bracing himself for an angry confrontation with senior Church members as he refuses to apologise over the sharia law row.
Dr Rowan Williams has faced fresh calls for his resignation and claims from within the Anglican Church that confidence in him had "plummeted".
His attempt to douse the flames over the weekend by denying that he had ever called for sharia law to operate in parallel with civil law was only partially successful.
It failed to deflect a broadside from Lord Carey, his predecessor, who said the introduction of elements of sharia would be "disastrous for the nation", or to dispel anger in the wider Anglican Church, which is already threatened by a split over homosexuality,...
"They added he was more likely to use his first public comments on the furore to defuse the tension with attempted humour, and said there was little prospect of further debate during this Synod."
I believe the humour he is going to use is to suggest that he will attempt to re-introduce the Bible into the Anglican communion. This should get a few laughs. Mind you he might get sacked for that one.
Hey Alastair, Looks like a few other people disagree with you at the Synod too. How dare they.