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The Episcopal Church announces four candidates for presiding bishop

United States RNS Four candidates have been selected to stand for election as the 28th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, the denomination’s highest office. The nominees include Bishop J Scott Barker of the Diocese of Nebraska, Bishop Daniel GP Gutiérrez of the Diocese of Pennsylvania, Bishop Sean Rowe of the Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania […]

In the US, the Episcopal Church takes steps to improve protocols for bishop misconduct

RNS After months of allegations that it lacks a credible process for disciplining its bishops, the Episcopal Church is taking steps to make it simpler to report misconduct, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry said in an announcement on Thursday. “Given the current atmosphere, I have chosen to exercise my canonical discretion to adopt a general protocol for […]

This Christmas, US churches are preparing for a frenzy of festivity

US First Reformed Church of Sioux Falls Christmas Eve service

RNS A few hours after the Washington National Cathedral posted on Facebook on 29th November that admission to its Christmas family service and Advent concerts this year would require a $US7 ticket, the cathedral backed down in the face of the ire of its own parishioners and apologised for its decision. In a statement on […]

US Episcopal Bishop Prince Singh restricted from ministry

US Bishop Prince Grenville Singh

United States RNS US Episcopal Bishop Prince Singh, provisional bishop of the dioceses of Eastern and Western Michigan, is being placed on leave and will be barred from practicing any form of ministry pending the resolution of a denominational investigation into allegations that he had physically and emotionally abused his wife and sons. Since June, […]