In other matters:

Published December 1, 2002
  • The bishops heard an update in closed session on the residential schools situation. Several bishops commented outside the session that the agreement with Ottawa was the best that could be hoped for and that they would urge their dioceses to approve it.
  • Archbishop Andrew Hutchison of Montreal said a prominent Montreal family is interested in funding a full-time bishop to the Canadian Forces. Currently, Archbishop Hutchison is the Bishop Ordinary to the Canadian Forces as well as bishop of Montreal and metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province of Canada. He said the military job should be filled on a full-time basis.
  • Anglican bishops and their Lutheran counterparts discussed details of full communion, approved 18 months ago. One suggestion was that a priest in one denomination not serve in the other?s church fresh out of seminary since that cross-denominational exchange is better-suited to experienced clergy.


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