5/31/2018

Diocese of Haiti in Process of Electing a Coadjutor Bishop

And, as far as I can tell, no one in Episcopal / Anglican land thinks it is worth noting.

The calendar of events in The Episcopal News Service has no current note of the fact that the second round for the election of a Bishop Coadjutor for Haiti will take place this Saturday, June 2, 2018. Google search gives no reference for this except the "event calendar" from the Episcopal Church Center, which has not been updated to include the June 2 date, the Diocese of Haiti calendar which includes the June 2nd date as a possibility, and my last post .  That post is mostly unread.

So, why does no one seem to think it worth noting?  

The Episcopal Church in Haiti is one of the largest dioceses in The Episcopal Church.  It is a vibrant church in difficult circumstances. The next bishop of Haiti will probably carry the Diocese forward into some sort of union with other Caribbean area dioceses to form a province within The Episcopal Church, and may return Haiti to its former status as a fully independent diocese in the Anglican Communion. 

The Diocese has a much greater congregational population than the whole of the Diocese of Chile, which is in the process of determining to become a Province of the Anglican Communion.  

So why isn't its election process even newsworthy enough to warrant even a small story in the Episcopal / Anglican news world? 

What gives?

Let those who pray and work and give for the life of the Church in Haiti, which apparently is mostly people OF that Church, pray for a completion of the election process on Saturday, June 2nd., for mutual respect and forbearance among electors, and for a good transition to the new episcopate there.

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