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By Canon Phil Ashey
February 11, 2013

Katharine Jefferts Schori, the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church (TEC), will receive an honorary degree from Oxford University. The award - announced last week (Feb. 6) - will be presented on June 25 in the presence of some of the world's top scholars and fellow religious leaders.

"This award, richly deserved, affirms Bishop Katharine's remarkable gifts of intellect and compassion, which she has dedicated to the service of Christ," said Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. Institutions like Oxford are certainly free to honor anyone whom they wish. I have no argument with that.

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