Friday, 3 August 2007

Nigeria 'to appoint English flying bishop'

Ed: Take this one with a pinch of salt, pro tem

NIGERIA is on the verge of appointing its own 'flying bishop' in England to represent disillusioned

Anglicans, The Church of England Newspaper has learnt.

A new bishop to be appointed by Nigerian Archbishop Peter Akinola, pictured, could be consecrated before next year's Lambeth Conference if plans succeed.

A source describing himself as a 'worker in the Nigerian diocese' said he was aware of such plans and that such a person would be employed as a 'mission co-ordinator'.

Rumours regarding the possibility of such a role have been circulating over the last few months but this is the first time it has been confirmed by a clergy member from Nigeria. Read more

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