Posts Tagged ‘John Gray’

Controversial Anglican Bishop John Gray has died

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

The body of the late Bishop of the South Island, John Gray, is on its way home. Gray died on Friday after a long illness. Gray served as Vicar General to Te Pihopa o Aotearoa for 10 years. He was suspended as Bishop of Te Waipounamu in February after controversial comments about the Holocaust. The suspension Read more

Controversial Bishop Gray backs family facing deportation

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Controversial Anglican, Bishop John Gray, says he can offer a Christchurch family, who sought refuge in a church to avoid deportation to Chile, a home within his church’s grounds. The Ravet family have lived in New Zealand for 11 years, but the parents’ work permits have expired, and they face deportation to Chile. They had Read more

Anglican Church demotes ‘stirrer’ Bishop John Gray

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

The Anglican Church has demoted the bishop who offended visiting Jews and Muslims at an inter-faith meeting last month. A statement issued by the Anglican Church of Aoteoroa said Archbishop Brown Turei, the head of Pihopatanga, (the Maori Anglican Church in Aotearoa New Zealand) had appointed Bishop Te Kitohi Pikaahu as his Vicar General. Bishop Read more