Posts Tagged ‘Election of bishops’

Former doctor to return as a bishop

Monday, June 19th, 2017

A clergyman who worked in New Zealand as a doctor in the 1990s is returning there as the new Bishop of Dunedin. Revd Dr Steven Benford, currently serving in the Diocese of London, was a doctor for twenty nine years. Making the announcement, Archbishop Philip Richardson welcomed the appointment: “I look forward to welcoming Steven Read more

Berlin archbishop named after election held

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Pope Francis has named a new archbishop for Berlin in Germany, following a local election. Francis named Bishop Heiner Koch of Dresden-Meissen to the position. The right to elect their own bishops, from a “terno”, or list of three candidates approved by Rome, is still held by 13 of Germany’s 27 dioceses and archdioceses. This Read more