Episcopal Church to forgo new bishops for year, leaders say
A time for healing
Apr 05, 2005
Seeking to accompany its apology to overseas Anglicans for the anguish caused by approving a gay bishop’s ordination in 2003, the U.S. Episcopal bishops have decided to withhold consent for any new bishops elected by dioceses over the next 14 months.
By a nearly unanimous vote, the denomination’s House of Bishops meeting in Navasota, Texas, in mid-March endorsed what they called “a provisional measure to contribute to a time for healing.” They also offered repentance “for having breached our bonds of affection by any failure to consult adequately with our Anglican partners.”