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Bishops-elect in Dispute

A plan to send four Nigerians to Canada and the United States as bishops has run into difficulty.

The Anglican Church of Canada issued a statement saying the four had no standing in its province, and the Anglican Church in North America raised concerns.

“These elections did not follow the Protocol between the Anglican Church in North America and the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), and were not made in consultation with the College of Bishops of the Anglican Church in North America,” the ACNA said in a statement. “The bishops-elect still have to go through the Church of Nigeria’s credentialing process. It is not intended that they will be a part of the Anglican Church in North America’s College of Bishops.

“Conversations between Archbishop Beach and Archbishop Okoh [continue] as they seek a way forward that honors Christ and his Church, and builds up the GAFCON movement.”

John Martin

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