The Synod of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East has changed the titles of its senior bishops.
The Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East reported this week that it has informed the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Anglican Consultative Council that at its 23 Oct 2014 meeting of the provincial synod, it has changed the titles of its senior bishops. The primate of the province’s title will change from president bishop to archbishop. The title of the bishop of the Diocese of Jerusalem was also changed from “Bishop in Jerusalem” to “Archbishop in Jerusalem”. The styling of the Jerusalem bishop as Archbishop, however, confers no metropolitan authority on the office holder, the synod statement said.