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Hiltz writes to Ingram about Westminster decision

Hiltz writes to Ingram about Westminster decision

The Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, Fred J. Hiltz, writes to Bishop Michael Ingham of New Westminster about the recent Supreme Court of Canada judgement.

With integrity and insight, you represented the Anglican Church of Canada, its constitution, Canons and recognized decision making processes within the synods of our church – diocesan, provincial, and General. Our entire church owes you a great debt of gratitude. That expression of thanks is extended to your chancellor, solicitor, communications officer and others who supported you in your endeavours to represent our church with such resolve, grace and dignity.

I realize, Michael, this entire matter has not been without personal cost to you. You have been the brunt of a lot of slanderous attacks both professionally and personally, but, you stood your ground and upheld the decisions of your synod and the spirit in which they were made and acted upon. You consistently modeled every effort to be as pastorally accommodating of a variety of theological perspectives in these matters as possible.

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Bob McCloskey

I have admired Michael Ingham’s forthrightness and following of conscience from the outset. I think that we in TEC need to take a lesson from our Canadian partners in these matters. Thanks to their Primate!

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