Friday, June 27, 2014

Archbishop-elect Foley Beach of the Diocese of the South, whom fellow bishops selected earlier this week, saluted founding Archbishop Robert Duncan of Pittsburgh, whom he will succeed upon completion of the latter’s five-year term at the end of the assembly Saturday.

“Archbishop Duncan’s shoes are very big, and my feet are not that big,” Bishop Beach said. “I’m counting on Jesus to fill the gap.”

He said the denomination, with new congregations and many participants who joined without ever participating in the Episcopal Church, is seeking to move forward beyond the years of conflicts that preceded the ACNA’s founding.

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