A162 Amend Canons III.11.9(c)(1) and III.9(c)(4)

Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring, That Canons III.11.9(c)(1) and III.11.9(c)(4) are hereby amended to read as follows:

(c) Missionary Bishops

(1) The election of a person to be a Bishop in a Missionary Diocese shall be held in accordance with the procedures set forth in the Constitution and Canons of this Church. Canon III.11 Sections 1-8, this Canon III.11. 9(c) and Canon III.12.6.

(4) When a Diocese, entitled to the choice of a Bishop, shall elect elects a Missionary Bishop as its Bishop Diocesan, or as its Bishop Coadjutor, or as a Bishop Suffragan, or as an Assistant Bishop, Bishop; a Missionary Bishop of this Church, the Standing Committee of the Diocese electing shall give duly certified evidence of the election to every Bishop of this Church having jurisdiction, and to the Standing Committee of every Diocese. On receiving notice of the concurrence of a majority of such Bishops and of the Standing Committees in the election, and their express consent thereto, the Standing Committee of the Diocese electing shall transmit notice thereof to the Ecclesiastical Authority of every Diocese within the United States. This notice shall state what Bishops and which Standing Committees have consented to the election. On receiving this notice the Presiding Bishop shall certify to the Secretary of the House of Bishops the altered status and style of the Bishop so elected. The Standing Committee of such Diocese shall transmit to every Congregation thereof, to be publicly read therein, a notice of the election thus completed, and also cause public notice thereof to be given in such other way as they may think proper.


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