Charges against Presiding Bishop
A WASHINGTON-BASED conservative group, the American Anglican Fellowship, has filed charges against the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, the Most Rev Katharine Jefferts Schori, alleging her $30 million legal campaign against church conservatives is an abuse of office and violates church canons.
The organization’s website stated that on 19 December 2013, it filed “information with the Intake Officer concerning possible violations of the Episcopal Church Constitution and Canons by the Presiding Bishop … We acted only after prayer consideration, and exhausting all reasonable means of communication to the Presiding Bishop and Executive Council.
“Our letters went unanswered and letters from other organizations, including letters from five bishops and a petition signed by more than 5,000 Christians remained unanswered.
“The Intake Officer will decide if the information, if true, constitutes a violation of the Canons. We await his decision.”
Public comment from the national Church on the charges is unlikely as the disciplinary process requires the parties to remain silent while a review is underway.