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Namibia fails to elect new bishop

Appointment will now be made by the September meeting of the Southern African House of Bishops

A special meeting of synod of the Diocese of Namibia failed to elect a new bishop for the Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA) diocese last week. Clergy and lay delegates met on 29-30 July at the Hodygos Conference Center in Okahandja (pictured) under the supervision of the primate, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of Cape Town to elect a successor to the Rt. Rev. Nathanael Nakwatumbah. No candidate received the necessary two thirds majority from the lay and clergy delegates, Archbishop Makgoba reported.However, the synod concluded the election by asking the ACSA House of Bishops to appoint a new bishop, under rules governing failed episcopal elections. A new bishop is expected to be appointed at the next House of Bishops meeting in September.

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