9/21/2018

Standing Committee of Diocese of Haiti asks for Consents to the Election of Dean Delicat.

The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Haiti sent a  notice out to the Standing Committees and Bishops of the Church on September 5th. I have not seen reference to it in any of the national Episcopal Church press. It is a PDF file and can be found HERE.

The statement fully supports the election of Dean Delicat as bishop and presents detailed reasoning for rejecting the Court of Review’s findings. It asks the Standing Committees and Bishops Diocesan to confirm the election of Dean Delicat.

It also reveals more details concerning what it feels were inappropriate processes in the work of the Court of Review.

Among those was the appointment of a translator. The Standing Committee reports, “Although the Diocese of Haiti requested that the "court" retain an independent  translator, they permitted a priest who is an outspoken critic of the Diocese of Haiti and its Bishop, with no direct knowiedge of anything that happened during the election, to acldress the court, and to ostensibly act as translator. That priest is a member of the Diocese of Nerv York.”

At the very least it seems to me that those Episcopal Church media that were quick to post the Court of Review’s findings should also post the response that the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Haiti has sent to the Dioceses. 

The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Haiti has made itself clear concerning the election. It believes that Dean Delicat was rightly elected.


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