Australian Primate Steps Down Before Same-Sex Marriage Showdown

Philip Freier's early resignation allows a new primate to be elected before this summer's General Synod, which will likely respond to respond to endorsements of same-sex marriage in two dioceses while aiming to preserve unity as a "mixed economy church."

Springfield Bishop Announces Retirement

Bishop Dan Martins, one of the Episcopal Church's most influential conservatives, called for the election of a successor, who would be consecrated in June, 2021.