Two bishops cleared

Published November 1, 2001

New York

Two bishops of the Episcopal Church of the United States of America, Jane Holmes Dixon of Washington and Clifton Daniel III of East Carolina, have been found innocent of charges that they committed offenses under canon law.

The case of Bishop Dixon involved a dispute she had with a parish in Accokeek, Md. which hired a priest who refused to recognize Bishop Dixon’s authority because she was a woman. The complaint against Bishop Daniel concerned his response to a number of complaints of clergy misconduct alleged against the Rev. William B. Trimble, Jr. of Wilmington, N.C.


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