HOB purports to Depose Bishop Duncan; Fails To Obtain Canonically Required Number Of Votes
Thursday, September 18, 2008 • 5:30 pm
The House of Bishops brushed aside procedural challenges and deposed Bishop Robert Duncan of Pittsburgh from the ordained ministry of The Episcopal Church Sept. 18.
The final tally was 88 yes, 35 no, with four abstentions, according to one bishop. Those results are not official, however.
Present were 128 bishops. Not present were 15 who could not attend for a variety of reasons, including the bishops of Texas who are dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. Nine did not respond and were not present, according to Episcopal News Service.
Immediately after his deposition from the House of Bishops of The Episcopal Church, Bishop Duncan was welcomed into the House of Bishops of the Anglican Church of the Southern Cone, according to Presiding Bishop Gregory Venables.
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