The Archbishop of Canada, Linda Nicholls, has been chosen by her fellow primates in the Americas region to serve on the Anglican Communion’s Primates’ Standing Committee. She succeeds the Bishop of Panama, Julio Murray, who will shortly step down as Archbishop of Central America.
The Primates’ Standing Committee comprises five primates, one from each region. It rarely meets separately, as the five regional primates serve as members of the wider Anglican Communion’s Sanding Committee, alongside members elected by the Anglican Consultative Council.
“I am honoured to be elected by my colleagues to represent the Americas region”, Archbishop Linda said. “As the Bishop of Huron before becoming Primate of Canada I delighted in a companion diocese relationship with Amazonia and the Province of Brazil and sharing in ministry with The Episcopal Church through the Presiding Bishop. I look forward to deepening relationships across the other areas of the region and representing them on the Standing Committee and the Anglican Consultative Council in coming months.”