Cultural “first” appointments highlight diversity of Anglican Communion

by Gavin Drake


Source: Anglican Communion News Service

The Church of England has selected a Nigerian to be the next Bishop of Woolwich in the Diocese of Southwark, it was announced today. The Revd Prebendary Dr Woyin Karowei Dorgu will be the first Nigerian to be a stipendiary bishop in the Church of England when he is consecrated in Southwark Cathedral on St Patrick’s Day, 17 March 2017; and the first black person to be appointed bishop in the province for 20 years. Today’s announcement follows the appointment of the Revd Yaqoob Khushi as the first Pakistani priest in Wales, and the Very Revd Miguelina Howell as the first Hispanic Dean in the US-based Episcopal Church; and highlights the wide cultural diversity in the Anglican Communion.

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