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Episcopal bishop's ordination rescheduled; Alaska Catholic parish 'unavailable'

August 13, 2010

The ordination of a new Episcopalian bishop in Alaska, originally scheduled to take place in a Catholic parish church, has been re-scheduled for a nearby Methodist church—apparently in response to protests from concerned Catholics.

Mark Andrew Lattime will be ordained by Katharine Jefferts Schori, the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church on September 4 at the First United Methodist Church in Anchorage. In announcing the new location, the Episcopal diocese said:

We have been advised that the Lady of Guadalupe Church is no longer available for use for the consecration of our VIII Bishop. Despite this development we celebrate our partnership with the Catholic Church and look forward to nurturing our ecumenical ministries.


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  • Posted by: Defender - Aug. 13, 2010 6:29 PM ET USA

    Apparently the laity was more concerned of giving scandal than the diocese was?