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Bishop Susan Goff receives historic appointment

Announced by the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia:

A historic moment in the lives of the dioceses of Virginia and Liverpool occurred today at Shrine Mont Retreat Center when the Rt. Rev. Susan Goff [bishop suffragan of the Diocese of Virginia] was commissioned by Shannon S. Johnston, bishop of Virginia, and Paul Bayes, bishop of Liverpool, as Assisting Bishop of Liverpool. This exciting appointment, while noteworthy, is more than just in title. As one of her first roles as Assisting Bishop, Bishop […]

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Bishop Gene Robinson’s open letter to Pope Francis

Retired Bishop of New Hampshire Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church, is one of the White House papal visit guests over whom the Vatican has expressed concern. Bishop Robinson responded by writing an open letter to the Pope, which can be read in its entirety at The Daily Beast.

There has been a bit of a kerfuffle in the last 24 hours due to reports that a senior Vatican official is offended, on your behalf, by […]

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The Anglican Church of Australia gains bishop to Aboriginal peoples

Because of North America being east of the international date line, the deed is likely done. Saturday 11 APR 2015 the Diocese of Adelaide is planning to consecrate the Revd Chris McLeod a bishop for the Anglican Church of Australia, to serve as an assisting bishop with a special responsibility to work along side Aboriginal people in south Australia. Of Aboriginal descent himself, he has worked in Aboriginal ministry for over 20 years. Archbishop of Adelaid and Metropolitan of South […]

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The Rt Revd Libby Lane consecrated at York Minster

The Church of England and several news agencies report that Bishop Lane was consecrated before a congregation of nearly 2000, with more than 100 bishops in attendance.

The sermon, by the archdeacon of York Sarah Bullock, likened the service of Bishop Lane to the humble work and sensitive character of Nurse Cynthia Miller, from BBC1’s Call the Midwife.

The BBC has video footage of the laying on of hands and the assent, photos from York Minster, and analysis of the event, in their story Libby Lane: First […]

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Two bishops: compare

Bishop Dietsche issued a pastoral letter on the eve of Pride Month condemning the surge in anti-gay violence in his diocese and condemning the Carson murder. Bishop Dolan ignores the violence and urges opposition to marriage equality and focuses on the case before the Supreme Court.

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