Quick facts: The Anglican Church of the Southern Cone of America

Published November 30, 2007

History: British immigrants brought Anglicanism to South America in the 19th century. The South American Missionary Society continues to work among indigenous peoples there. In 1974, the Archbishop of Canterbury gave over his metropolitical authority for the dioceses of the Southern Cone and in 1981 the new province was formed.Countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and UruguayMembers: 22,490Presiding Bishop (primate): Archbishop Gregory Venables, who is also currently the bishop of Argentina. Installed as primate: 2002 Born, 1949, citizen of U.K. Previous positions: Bishop of Bolivia; suffragan bishop, Peru and Bolivia; headmaster, St. Andrew’s College, Paraguay. Presiding Bishop’s office: Buenos Aires, Argentina


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