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Diocese of South Carolina accepts provisional oversight from Global South primates

By Jennifer Berry Hawes
March 15, 2014

Local Anglicans who separated from the Episcopal Church in 2012 approved a resolution Saturday accepting a new provisional oversight that gives them a formal ecclesiastical connection to the global Anglican Communion.

The Diocese of South Carolina will join the Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans, a worldwide network of theologically orthodox Anglican churches, and enter a relationship with primates from the Anglican Global South. The Global South comprises growing provinces in Africa, southeast Asia and South America.

"This will give us gracious oversight from one of the largest ecclesiastical body's in the (Anglican) Communion," Bishop Mark Lawrence said in his address to the annual diocesan convention.

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