Note of clarification on Arctic bishops’ statement

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The Diocese of the Arctic remains a diocese within the Anglican church of Canada, but must distance itself from those who violate the Marriage Canon. The implication of this is a state of “impaired communion”.  By using the phrase “self-determining,” we are reserving the right not to affirm or submit to decisions that violate the doctrine of the church on marriage. 

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–Rt. Rev. Joseph Royal
Suffragan Bishop, Diocese of the Arctic