Hong Kong Adopts Covenant

Adapted from ACNS

Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui, the Hong Kong Anglican Church, has adopted the Anglican Communion Covenant.

The Rev. Peter Koon, the province’s general secretary, wrote to the Rev. Canon Kenneth Kearon, secretary general of the Anglican Communion, informing him of the decision by HKSKH’s sixth General Synod, which met June 2-5.

Hong Kong is the seventh province to adopt the Covenant, preceded by La Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico, the Church of the Province of Myanmar, the Church in the Province of the West Indies, the Church of the Province of South East Asia (with a preamble), the Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea, and La Iglesia Anglicana del Cono Sur de America.

The Church of Ireland has subscribed to the Covenant, and the Anglican Church of Southern Africa has adopted it subject to ratification at its next Provincial Synod. The Scottish Episcopal Church’s General Synod defeated a resolution to agree in principle to adopt the Covenant in June 2012.

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