Episcopal News Service Friday, September 15, 2006
More bishops offer reflections on New York meeting
By Mary Frances Schjonberg
[ENS] Four more of the bishops who participated in the September 11-13 meeting about a request by seven dioceses for oversight from a primate other that the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church have issued statements about the meeting's outcome.
Bishops Jack Iker of Fort Worth, Peter Lee of Virginia, Mark Sisk of New York and James Stanton of Dallas each have made their reactions known.
Previous stories [http://www.episcopalchurch.org/3577_77725_ENG_HTM.htm http://www.episcopalchurch.org/3577_77731_ENG_HTM.htm] included the reactions of Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold, Presiding Bishop-elect Katharine Jefferts Schori, Pittsburgh Bishop Robert Duncan and Southwest Florida Bishop John Lipscomb, as well as comments from House of Deputies President Bonnie Anderson and Via Media USA facilitator Dr. Christopher Wilkins.
In a related development, the Fort Worth diocese's Executive Council went on record September 14 supporting the diocesan Standing Committee's June 18 resolution asking for Alternative Primatial Oversight (APO). That action came hours after Nevada Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori was elected as the 26th Presiding Bishop [http://www.episcopalchurch.org/75383_76212_ENG_HTM.htm] [http://www.fwepiscopal.org/gc/resolution.html]
The Council's resolution
[http://www.fwepiscopal.org/news/FWExecCouncil.pdf] said that it "endorses and affirms the appeal made to the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Primates of the Anglican Communion by the Standing Committee and Bishop of our diocese for Alternative Primatial Oversight and pastoral care."
Duncan has said that the APO requests were still on the table.
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