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The Episcopal bishop who led a majority of Lowcountry congregations and clergy out of the national Episcopal church last year won a skirmish Thursday in the battle over who can lay claim to the name of the historic diocese.
The Right Rev. Mark Lawrence will continue to operate under the name, seal and mark of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of South Carolina after Circuit Court Judge Diane Goodstein issued a temporary injunction against the use of the name by those who remain with The Episcopal Church (TEC).
Goodstein, who had first issued a temporary restraining order last week, had set a hearing for Friday to begin to try to resolve the issue. On Thursday, the TEC consented to the injunction.
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