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Bishop of Massachusetts issues call for the election of a co-adjutor: Anglican Ink, January 15, 2013 January 15, 2013

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The Rt. Rev M. Thomas Shaw, SSJE

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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Boston priest accused of child rape found dead: Anglican Ink, September 27, 2012 September 27, 2012

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Paul LaCharite. Photo: Somerville Police Department

The Massachusetts priest facing charges of attempted child rape and sexual abuse has died.

“With sorrow I received news this evening that the Rev. Paul LaCharite has died, an apparent suicide.  This is a shocking tragedy, and I’ve asked our diocesan community to pray for everyone concerned,” the Bishop of Massachusetts, the Rt. Rev. M. Thomas Shaw, said last night.

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