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Bishop Silvestre Romero installed as Anglican leader in Guatemala

[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop Silvestre Romero has been installed at the new Bishop of Guatemala in a special service at St James cathedral in the capital, Guatemala City. Silvestre, who was consecrated as coadjutor bishop a year ago, succeeds Bishop Armando Guerra, who has held office in the Church for more than 35 years.

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Anglican leaders from the Americas gather in Toronto for regional primates meeting

[Anglican Communion News Service] The leaders of eight Anglican Provinces whose churches cover the territory from Cape Horn to the Arctic are gathering in Toronto for a regional Primates’ Meeting. Seven Primates and a bishop from the West Indies, where there is a primatial vacancy, are meeting in to discuss the Lambeth Conference 2020 and other issues including the Anglican Communion’s Instruments of Communion and relationships within the Communion.

Diocese of West Tennessee elects Phoebe Roaf as bishop

[Diocese of West Tennessee] The Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee elected the Rev. Phoebe Roaf, rector of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Richmond, Virginia, as its fourth bishop on Nov. 17.

Roaf will be in stalled in a consecration service May 4 at Hope Presbyterian Church. The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, will preside.

Archbishop of Canterbury, German church leader issue statement on Brexit

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and the leader of the Evangelical Church in Germany, Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, have issued an urgent appeal “to all politicians to find fair and sustainable solutions for the future coexistence of the UK and the EU.” The church leaders made their plea in a joint statement at a time when the British government and the European Commission are finalizing a deal to revoke the UK’s membership of the European Union.”

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