Robert Kelly-Goss of The Daily Advance in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, writes about the Rt. Rev. David Bane’s return to the Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops:

Bane worked with the Anglican Church of the Redeemer in Camden County. Made up of former parishioners from Christ Episcopal Church, and currently led by the rector, the Rev. Craig Stephans, Bane says he made good friends there, and enjoyed working with Stephans, a man he is happy to call friend.

“I love Craig Stephans and the folks at Redeemer,” said Bane. “They are still dear friends.”

But Bane had realized, he explained, that the Episcopal Church is his home, and he was ready to return to it. It is a decision that has roots in his decision to become a priest in the first place.

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Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has released a brief statement on Bishop Bane’s return.

Related: Presiding Bishop Edmond L. Browning welcomed the Rt. Rev. Clarence Pope’s return, for a time, in 1995, and Bishop Jefferts Schori welcomed the Rt. Rev. Daniel Herzog’s return in 2010.

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