GAFCON Bishop-U.K.?

By John Martin

Lambeth Palace has declined to comment on reports that GAFCON may appoint a bishop to work in England. GAFCON’s primates, who are meeting this week in Lagos, Nigeria, are considering appointing a bishop in response to developments in the Church of England on same-sex marriage.

“I would say there is now a 75 percent probability of the GAFCON archbishops voting to consecrate a new bishop for the UK,” an anonymous source told The Mail on Sunday.

Already there is speculation about the identity of the GAFCON bishop, including the Rt. Rev. Michael Nazir-Ali, former Bishop of Rochester, and Canon Andy Lines, chairman of GAFCON-UK and general secretary of the Crosslinks mission agency.

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