Maori Archbishop to retire in March 2017

by Gavin Drake


Source: Anglican Communion News Service

The oldest Primate in the Anglican Communion, Archbishop William Brown Turei of the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia, will retire at the end of March 2017 at the age of 92. Archbishop Turei is one of three equal-status Primates in the Province. He will step down as Te Pihopa ki Te Tai Rawhiti (Bishop of Tairawhiti) at the end of this year; and as Te Pihopa o Aotearoa (Archbishop responsible for the Maori Tikanga, (cultural stream) of the Church) at the end of March 2017. At the time of his retirement, Archbishop Turei will have served for more than 65 years in ordained ministry.

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