(Reuters) Anglican church deadlocked over new leader - report

Posted by Kendall Harmon

According to the Sunday Times, the panel has a three name shortlist:

* Bishop of Norwich Graham James, 61, a keen amateur actor and cricketer who said last week he would "hope and pray" someone else gets the job.

* Archbishop of York John Sentamu, 63, a Ugandan-born traditionalist who holds the second most senior post in the Church of England and writes a column for the Sun newspaper.

* Bishop of Durham Justin Welby, 56, a former oil industry executive who has been a bishop for less than a year.

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Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalArchbishop of Canterbury Anglican ProvincesChurch of England (CoE)CoE BishopsArchbishop of York John Sentamu* Culture-WatchReligion & Culture* International News & CommentaryEngland / UK

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Posted September 30, 2012 at 4:04 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. Terry Tee wrote:

Small correction:  the Reuters report refers to ‘the head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor.’  Wrong.  He is the most senior churchman, but he is retired.  The head is Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster.

September 30, 5:24 pm | [comment link]
2. Formerly Marion R. wrote:

I’m a bit surprised by Reuters’ characterization of the meeting location as “undisclosed”. I think by now it’s pretty common knowledge they’ re meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Denny’s in London, Ontario.

September 30, 10:01 pm | [comment link]
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