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Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori on President Anderson’s announcement

May 23, 2012
The Public Affairs Office

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori offers the following statement on the announcement today by House of Deputies President Bonnie Anderson that she will not seek re-election at General Convention in July.

I am grateful for the service Bonnie Anderson has given to The Episcopal Church over many, many years.  She has been tireless in her advocacy for lay persons in the life and governance of this Church – a distinctive part of our identity.  I understand something of the personal cost of her ministry, and pray that her retirement from this office will be a source of deep blessing for her and her family.  Well done, good and faithful servant.


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Nancy Cox Davidge
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