Fort Worth diocese leaves Episcopal Church

Affiliates with Anglican Province of the Southern Cone
The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth became the fourth to secede from the denomination as delegates voted last month to align with a more conservative branch of the Anglican Communion.

Nearly 80 percent of clergy and lay delegates from the North Texas diocese voted to join the Anglican Province of the Southern Cone, based in Argentina. Since last December, the dioceses of San Joaquin, California; Pittsburgh; and Quincy, Illinois, have also left the Episcopal Church to join the Southern Cone.

“This diocese stands for orthodox Christianity,” said Fort Worth bishop Jack Iker on November 15, “and we are increasingly at odds with the revisionist practices and teachings of the official leadership of the Episcopal Church. The Episcopal Church we once knew no longer exists.”


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