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Legal opinion backs case for action against US Presiding Bishop: CEN 5.01.08 May 1, 2008

Posted by geoconger in Church of England Newspaper, House of Bishops, Property Litigation.

There is a prima facie case for bringing the US Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori to trial before a church tribunal for abuse of office, a legal memorandum commissioned by a group of concerned American bishops and church leaders has found. But whether the bishops have the political will to act is unclear, the paper concluded.

Prepared by an international lawyer in response to a request for an independent opinion as to the legality of Bishop Schori’s actions, and their implications for the polity of the Episcopal Church, the April 21 memorandum concludes the Presiding Bishop deliberately and with full knowledge and forethought “subverted” the “fundamental polity” of the Episcopal Church in her takeover of the Diocese of San Joaquin.

Read it all in The Church of England Newspaper.

Legal opinion backs case for action against US Presiding Bishop
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