Caretaker primate elected for Ireland: Anglican Ink, October 4, 2012 October 5, 2012Posted by geoconger in Anglican Ink, Church of Ireland.
Tags: Archbishop of Armagh, Richard Clarke
The Irish House of Bishops has elected the Bishop of Meath and Kildare, the Most Rev Richard Clarke as the 105th Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland.
The 4 Oct 2012 announcement elevates the church’s senior serving bishop to the top post, and postpones a potential North/South split within the Irish Church over homosexuality. Considered a liberal churchman within the House of Bishops, Dr. Clarke has moved to the center in recent years, supporting the course taken by his predecessor, Dr. Alan Harper in avoiding a clash between the liberal and conservative wings of the church.
Read it all in Anglican Ink.