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Anglicans elect gay B.C. priest to Synod

By Douglas Todd

The Canadian Anglican Church’s top governing body on the weekend elected an openly gay Vancouver priest as second-in-command for its historic General Synod, at which delegates will be holding a contentious vote on same-sex blessings.

Peter Elliott, dean of downtown Vancouver’s Christ Church Cathedral, was elected prolocutor, or chair, of the once-every-three-year convention by a vote of 161 to 116 over his nearest competitor, Reverend Peter Irish of Fredericton, New Brunswick. The prolocutor is, next to the primate, the senior officer of General Synod.

Read the original article at: The Vancouver Sun

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