New primate for Jerusalem and the Middle East

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The new President Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East will take up his duties on Sunday 17 November 2019.

Michael Augustine Owen Lewis will continue to serve as diocesan bishop of Cyprus and the Gulf, a post he has held for the past twelve years. Prior to that he was for eight years Bishop of Middleton in the Province of York in the United Kingdom.

He succeeds in the primacy the Most Reverend Suheil Dawani, Bishop of the Diocese of Jerusalem.

Please pray for Archbishop Michael when on 17 November with representatives of the Province he celebrates the life of the Anglican Churches of the region at a Eucharist in St Andrew Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to which all are invited.

Georgia Katsantonis
Provincial Secretary