Statement by the Bishop of Fort Worth on Texas Appeals Court decision

Next stop – Texas Supreme Court

“The Second Court of Appeals has issued its long-awaited ruling in our litigation, and the Court has found in favor of TEC’s arguments that TEC decides who belongs to their Diocese and that their Diocese controls the Corporation Board of Trustees, as well as all property and other assets.

“Our attorneys are reviewing the 178-page opinion, and I will have a conference call with them tomorrow to discuss how to proceed. As we have said in the past, we have anticipated all along that the Texas Supreme Court will make the final decision on this matter.

“As the legal battle continues, let us remain focused on the Risen Jesus and our mission to proclaim the Good News to all people.”

The Rt. Rev. Jack Leo Iker
Bishop of Fort Worth
April 5, 2018

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