That this General Synod recognises the selfless Christian service of Terry Waite towards people in many places (regardless of their racial or religious traditions) and asks the Primate to convey to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Mrs. Waite and her children the prayerful concern and support of the Anglican Church of Australia. And that we assure them of our continuing prayers for his safe release and for all those other 27 foreigners held against their will in Lebanon.

(The Archbishop of Melbourne, 23.8.87)