Briefly noted: Liberal Irish prelate to chair board of governors of the Anglican Centre in Rome

 

Briefly noted: Liberal Irish prelate to chair board of governors of the Anglican Centre in Rome

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George Conger

The Rt. Rev. Michael Burrows, the Church of Ireland's Bishop of Cashel, Ferns & Ossory has been tapped to replace the Rt. Rev. Stephen Platten, the former Bishop of Wakefield, as chairman of the governors at the Anglican Centre in Rome. Bishop Platten, who retired from the board last month, was awarded the Lambeth Cross by the Archbishop of Canterbury in recognition for three decades of ecumenical work. Among the most liberal of the Irish bishops, Bishop Burrows has taken outspoken public stands in favor of same-sex marriage and abortion rights in Ireland, and has worked to change the Church of Ireland's teaching on the morality of homosexual behavior. 

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