Frank Tracy Griswold III

The 25th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.

Presiding Bishop’s statement on the election of Katharine Jefferts Schori

June 18, 2006
Frank T. Griswold
Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold speaks at a press conference on the election of the Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori as Presiding Bishop-elect.   (ENS photo by Jim Dela)

“I am profoundly grateful to the House of Bishops for the prayerful and careful way in which they set about to discern who would best serve the church as its 26th Presiding Bishop and carry forward Christ’s ministry of reconciliation.

“The decision today is the fruit of the witness and ministry of women bishops, priests, and deacons in the life of our church.

“Bishop Jefferts Schori is a person gifted in mind, heart and spirit, and I am fully confident that the Church and the Communion will be blessed by her ministry in the years ahead.”

The Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church, USA