Sunday, May 25, 2008

Canon Doyle Elected Bishop Coadjutor of Texas

May 24, 2008

The Rev. Canon C. Andrew Doyle, canon to the ordinary for the Diocese of Texas, was elected Bishop Coadjutor of that diocese from a field of six candidates on the fourth ballot in a special convention May 24 at Christ Church Cathedral in Houston.

Except for his three-year seminary education at Virginia Theological Seminary from 1992-1995, Canon Doyle, 41, has spent nearly his entire life in the Diocese of Texas. He has served as canon to the ordinary since 2003. Prior to that, he was vicar of St. Francis Church in College Station from 1997 until 2003.

On the first ballot, Canon Doyle had a nearly two-to-one lead over his nearest challenger among the lay delegates. Canon Doyle had 183 lay votes and 82 clergy votes with 242 lay and 123 clergy needed to elect. On the fourth ballot he received 264 lay and 128 clergy votes. the rest


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