Carl Wright reaches required majority in canonical consent process for bishop suffragan for armed services and federal ministries

January 8, 2017

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry and registrar of General Convention, the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, have notified the Rev. Carl Wright that the required majority of consents in the canonical consent process have been received for bishop suffragan for armed services and federal ministries.

Wright was elected bishop suffragan for armed services and federal ministries on Sept. 19.  His ordination and consecration service is slated for Feb. 11 at Washington National Cathedral. Curry will officiate.

In Canon III.11.4 (b), Standing Committees, in consenting to the ordination and consecration, attest they are “fully sensible of how important it is that the Sacred Order and Office of a Bishop should not be unworthily conferred, and firmly persuaded that it is our duty to bear testimony on this solemn occasion without partiality, do, in the presence of Almighty God, testify that we know of no impediment on account of which the Reverend A.B. ought not to be ordained to that Holy Office. We do, moreover, jointly and severally declare that we believe the Reverend A.B. to have been duly and lawfully elected and to be of such sufficiency in learning, of such soundness in the Faith, and of such godly character as to be able to exercise the Office of a Bishop to the honor of God and the edifying of the Church, and to be a wholesome example to the flock of Christ.”

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