Bishop Philip Duncan to Retire

Friday, August 2, 2013

The Rt. Rev. Philip M. Duncan II, third Bishop of the Central Gulf Coast, has called for the election of his successor.

In a letter dated July 31, Bishop Duncan writes that his diocese has set July 25, 2015, as the date for the ordination and consecration of his successor.

“As I begin my retirement, I will have been ordained 45 years and will have been your bishop for more than 14 years,” the bishop wrote. “In December of 2014 I will celebrate my 70th birthday and it seems right to me, while I am still healthy and have Kathy’s support, to exercise Episcopal ministry in a different way, as we begin this new phase of our life and ministry together.”

Bishop Duncan’s letter follows.

Bishop Philip Duncan to Retire

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