News: Episcopal News Service April 15, 2016


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April 15, 2016


Archbishop Paul Kwong, center, the second and current archbishop and primate of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui was elected April 15 to chair the Anglican Consultative Council. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

Hong Kong archbishop elected to chair Anglican Consultative Council
The Anglican Consultative Council April 15 elected Hong Kong Archbishop Paul Kwong to be its next chair. Kwong, the second and current archbishop and primate of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui, said at a brief news conference after his election, that he was “deeply honored and humbled” to be elected. He called the job a “huge responsibility to serve the ACC and the communion, together with the delegates” and also with the Instruments of Communion.

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Nominees for bishop slate announced in Easton
The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Easton joyfully announced today its slate of four nominees for election as 11th bishop of the diocese.

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Adult Sunday schools suggested as way of making disciples
The Church of England’s Bishop of Chelmsford Stephen Cottrell, has suggested that churches should “renegotiate the Sunday contract” to include adult Sunday schools and eating together. The bishop made his comment during a plenary discussion on discipleship at the Anglican Consultative Council meeting in Lusaka, Zambia.

Church of Engliand challenges BP chief’s £14 million pay deal
The Church of England’s investment bodies joined a mass revolt against a proposed pay deal of some £14 million GBP ($19.8 million) for BP chief executive Bob Dudley April 15. The rebellion against the company’s remunerations’ committee report saw the pay deal rejected in a non-binding vote of some 60 per cent of shareholders.

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