Well, it is all wonderfully convoluted and would not be worth the effort if it were not a prime example of something Canon David Anderson just wrote in the
The strange case of the former bishop of
Difficulties in relations between the leadership of the Diocese of Recife, IEAB (indicating the
Bishop Cavalcanti, now deposed by the
So here we have a rogue diocese (at least in the sense that its bishop has been deposed by the Province in which he was ordered) claiming to be the “true” Diocese of Recife, now existing under the Provincial Authority of the Province of the Southern Cone, extra provincial to the see of Buenos Aires, deciding to open up shop with a “North-American Archdeaconry.”
It claims that “six priests, two retired priests, three deacons, serving in two parishes and four missions in four US States are under
Confused enough? An ECUSA diocesan is auxiliary for pastoral care to an Archeaconry of a diocese led by a Bishop (deposed in one Province) recognized and under the protection of another Province, claiming that this is in any way analogous to the extra provincial status of various other dioceses to Canterbury.
This thing is a mess. The Diocese of Recife (
Of course the Archdeaconry for
It seems that the
The strange doings in the alternative Diocese of Recife are small things stirring in the stew pot caldron of realignment, but they reflect the chaos that comes before some effort to enact a “definitive solution.” What a mess.