Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Anglican Communion leaders show concern over L.A. Election of Suffragan Bishop

The Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity, Faith and Order shows concern at the recent events from the Episcopal Church. From here:
An Episcopal election in Los Angeles, which remains to be confirmed or rejected by The Episcopal Church, took place during the meeting and was discussed by the Commission. It noted the words of the Archbishop of Canterbury that ‘the bishops of the Communion have collectively acknowledged that a period of gracious restraint in respect of actions which are contrary to the mind of the Communion is necessary if our bonds of mutual affection are to hold’. The Commission expressed the fervent hope that ‘gracious restraint’ would be exercised by The Episcopal Church in this instance.
A list of the commission's members follows:
The Most Revd Bernard Ntahoturi, Primate of Burundi and Chair of Commission The Rt Revd Dr Georges Titre Ande, Congo The Ven. Professor Dapo Asaju, Nigeria The Revd Canon Professor Paul Avis, England The Rt Revd Philip D Baji, Tanzania The Revd Canon Dr John Gibaut, World Council of Churches The Rt Revd Howard Gregory, West Indies The Revd Dr Katherine Grieb, Episcopal Church (USA) The Revd Canon Clement Janda, Sudan The Revd Sarah Rowland Jones, Southern Africa The Revd Dr Edison Muhindo Kalengyo, Uganda The Rt Revd Victoria Matthews, Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia The Revd Canon Dr Charlotte Methuen, England The Revd Dr Simon Oliver, Wales/England The Rt Revd Professor Stephen Pickard, Australia Dr Andrew Pierce, Ireland The Revd Canon Dr Michael Nai Chiu Poon, South East Asia The Revd Dr Jeremiah Guen Seok Yang, Korea The Rt Revd Tito Zavala, Bishop of Chile, Southern Cone The Revd Joanna Udal, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Secretary for Anglican Communion Affairs The Revd Canon Dr Alyson Barnett-Cowan, Director for Unity, Faith and Order Mr Neil Vigers, of the Anglican Communion Office.

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