Conservative Asian primate re-elected

Published January 1, 2004

Kudat, Malaysia

Archbishop Datuk Yong Ping Chung was re-elected on Nov. 19 as primate (senior bishop) of the Anglican province of South East Asia at a special meeting held in the diocese of Sabah, Malaysia. Archbishop Yong, 62, is expected to serve until his retirement in February, 2006.

A well-known conservative who earned a B.A. degree at Memorial University in 1968 and a licentiate in theology at Queen’s College in 1969, both in Newfoundland, Archbishop Yong has participated in numerous conservative Anglican events in North America. In 2000 and 2001, he was one of several conservative primates who consecrated bishops as part of a breakaway traditionalist group in the United States called the Anglican Mission in America.


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