Note of clarification on Arctic bishops’ statement


The Diocese of the Arctic remains a diocese within the Anglican church of Canada, but must distance itself from those who violate the Marriage Canon. The implication of this is a state of “impaired communion”.  By using the phrase “self-determining,” we are reserving the right not to affirm or submit to decisions that violate the doctrine of the church on marriage. 

–Rt. Rev. Joseph Royal
Suffragan Bishop, Diocese of the Arctic