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Philip Richardson named new archbishop for New Zealand

[Anglican Taonga] New Zealand’s Anglican community has chosen the Rt. Rev. Philip Richardson, bishop of Taranaki, as its new archbishop.

He was confirmed as archbishop-elect in Wellington March 22 at a meeting of representatives of the country’s seven Tikanga Pakeha dioceses.

From May 1, Richardson, 55, will become one of three archbishops leading the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. He will continue as bishop of Taranaki, and carry on his dual role from his New Plymouth base.

Archbishop of Canterbury enthroned in ancient splendor

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Video: Presiding bishop on the enthronement

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[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori reflects on the enthronement of the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.

Video: Rob Radtke on the enthronement

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[Episcopal News Service] Rob Radtke, president of Episcopal Relief & Development, reflects on the enthronement of the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.

Video: Canon Chuck Robertson on the enthronement

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[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Canon Chuck Robertson, canon to Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, reflects on the enthronement of the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.

Video: Texas Bishop Andy Doyle on the enthronement

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[Episcopal News Service] Bishop Andy Doyle of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas reflects on the enthronement of the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.

Video: Connecticut Bishop Ian Douglas on the enthronement

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[Episcopal News Service] Bishop Ian Douglas of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut reflects on the enthronement of the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.

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