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Influential Sydney Diocese Elects 1st Non-White Abp.

The Very Rev. Kanishka Raffel, dean of Sydney’s St. Andrew’s Cathedral, was unanimously elected as the 12th Archbishop of Sydney by the diocese’s synod on May 6. Raffel, a London-born Sri Lankan and a Buddhist convert to Christianity, will be the first person of color to lead the vibrant conservative evangelical diocese, which has great power and influence in the GAFCON network.

Archbishops on ‘Peaceful Co-existence’

“With respect, Anglicans in this province have grappled — with limited success — with what ‘distinctive coexistence’ means for more than 200 years.”


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