In response to a number of inquiries, and following consultation with the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Rev. Canon Kenneth Kearon, secretary general of the Anglican Communion, has issued the following statement of clarification:
"The Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA) is, to my knowledge, a 'mission' of the Church of Nigeria. It is not a branch of the Anglican Communion as such but an organisation which relates to a single province of the Anglican Communion. CANA has not petitioned the Anglican Consultative Council for any official status within the Communion's structures, nor has the Archbishop of Canterbury indicated any support for its establishment."