Thursday, January 17, 2013

Episcopal Church Bishop Shaw will retire in 2014

By Lisa Wangsness and Travis Andersen
January 16, 2013

...He is the fourth Episcopal bishop in the region to ­announce his intention to retire recently. The dioceses of ­Western Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire have chosen new bishops within the last year.

In 2009, Shaw gave permission for priests in Eastern Massachusetts to officiate at same-sex weddings. He is a friend and strong supporter of the first openly gay bishop, V. Gene Robinson of New Hampshire, who recently retired... the rest

Bishop of Massachusetts issues call for the election of a co-adjutor
The Bishop of Massachusetts has written to his diocese announcing the call for the election of his successor. In a letter dated 15 Jan 2013 the Rt. Rev. M. Thomas Shaw, SSJE stated that he was “turning 68 this year. From my prayer and conversation with my community, friends and family, I have decided to call for the election of my successor, a bishop coadjutor. The election will take place at a special convention proposed for April 5, 2014.”...

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