Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Ratification of Canadian bishop for Uruguay fails

From South America-

The House of Bishops of the Anglican Province of the Southern Cone has voted not to ratify the election of Archdeacon Michael Pollesel as bishop coadjutor of the Diocese of Uruguay.

Pollesel, who was formerly the general secretary of the Anglican Church of Canada, was elected to the position by the Uruguay synod last December.

No details have emerged as to why Pollesel’s election was rejected, and in an interview he said he is still waiting for official notification and has no details himself. Pollesel learned of the reversal from the retiring bishop of Uruguay, Miguel Tamayo Zaldivar.

“I was disappointed,” Pollesel told the Anglican Journal. “It’s been a long wait.” Tamayo told him that the Uruguay diocesan council will be convened next week to decide whether or not the diocese will appeal the decision.

Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, shared the news about the failed ratification to members of the Council of General Synod meeting in Mississauga May 24 to 27. He also sent an e-mail to the Canadian House of Bishops.

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