Clerics write letter

Published May 1, 2002

New York

(ENS)-Frank Griswold, Presiding Bishop of the U.S. Episcopal Church, has joined Presbyterian and Lutheran counterparts in writing to church leaders caught in turmoil in Madagascar.

The island nation has suffered upheavals since an election last December, the results of which are contested and under constant protest.

The U.S. religious leaders’ letter, addressed to Malagasy church leaders, expressed concerns over issues of peace and justice.

They said they would “address (to) our governments and civil leaders our concerns that the will of the Malagasy people expressed in the December elections may be heard.” It also promised that U.S. people would be asked to pray for peace in Madagascar.

The letter was sent to leaders of the Church of Christ, the Anglican Church and the Malagasy Lutheran Church.


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