Monday, December 2, 2013

American woman elected as bishop for Vancouver-area Anglicans

From Vancouver-

The American priest chosen as the new bishop for the Vancouver-area Anglican diocese says she attracts people to her church who have been "wounded" by other Christian traditions.

Rev. Melissa Skelton, who leads St. Paul's Episcopal parish in Seattle, was elected a bishop in Canada on the third ballot at a vote held Saturday at Christ Church Anglican Cathedral in downtown Vancouver.

Skelton will replace retired Anglican bishop Michael Ingham, who was at the centre of a storm within the 60-millionmember worldwide Anglican communion when he became the first Anglican bishop to formally support the blessing of same-sex couples.

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