Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, will present the church's new National Indigenous Bishop at a news conference in Toronto on Thursday, Jan. 4 .
The news conference, to which media representatives are invited will be held at the church's national office at 80 Hayden Street in Toronto at 10:30 a.m.
The appointment of an Anglican National Indigenous Bishops was requested by a national gathering of indigenous Anglicans held in Pinawa, Man., in 2005. Archbishop Hutchison, who attended that gathering, said at the time that he would do everything he could to fulfil the request, and since then, the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples has conducted an international search for an appropriate candidate.
The National Indigenous Bishop will play a unique role in the Canadian church by providing pastoral ministry to all native Anglicans across the country, regardless of where they live.
The new National Indigenous Bishop will attend Thursday's news conference and be available for interviews in the afternoon.
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