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Election of first native suffragan approved

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article228
Journal
Canadian Churchman
Date
1988 September
Journal
Canadian Churchman
Date
1988 September
Volume
114
Issue
7
Page
21
Notes
"An election to choose the first native suffragan bishop in Canada has been approved by the synod of the province of Rupert's Land. The synod meeting here [in Calgary] in May [1988], approved an application from the diocese of Saskatchewan for the right to elect a suffragan bishop who will be 'a Cree-speaking Indian'." "Bishop Tom Morgan of Saskatchewan said his diocese was making the request because of its large Cree-speaking population and his own inherent weakness in ministering to these people". "Bishop James Allan of Keewatin, the diocese with the second largest Cree population in the church, opposed the idea. 'I think it's an excellent idea that Saskatchewan is planning to have a suffragan. My concern is that the resolution specified a Cree-speaking India,' he explained.... 'If the diocese is all for an Indian suffragan, all it should be asking for is permission to elect a suffragan, instead of pinning it down'."
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert's Land
Indigenous bishops - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Bishops
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Saskatchewan
Morgan, Thomas O. (Thomas Oliver), 1941-
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Keewatin
Allan, James (Hugh James Pearson), 1928-2013
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