Yesterday the Anglican Communion Office announced that The Most Revd Dr Daniel Deng Bul, Archbishop of the Sudan, was elected to serve on the Primates Standing Committee representing all the provinces in Africa, even though he did not attend the Primates Meeting in Ireland. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori was also re-elected representing the Americas, however she will not be attending the next meeting due to a scheduling conflict with the Episcopal House of Bishops. It will be interesting to see how Bishop Schori responds to Archbishop Daniel at these meetings in the future.
Here Archbishop Daniel addresses the media at a press conference at Lambeth 2008 in the newsroom after Lambeth Conference officials would not grant him the use of the Press Conference facility. The Episcopal Church worked hard to lobby the Sudanese bishops for Lambeth 2008, but to no avail. The Church in the Sudan would not be moved.