OR and CT receive consents to bishop elections

Episcopal News Service reports the Presiding Bishop has notified Oregon and Connecticut that the canonical consent processes for their Bishops-Elect have been successfully completed.

Bishops-elect in the dioceses of Connecticut and Oregon have received the required consent of the wider church to their ordinations and consecrations.

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori’s office March 16 announced successful consent processes for the Rev. Ian T. Douglas of Connecticut and the Rev. Michael Joseph Hanley of Oregon.

Douglas was elected bishop on Oct. 24 and his ordination and consecration is planned for April 17. Hanley was elected on Nov. 20 and his ordination and consecration is set for April 10. Jefferts Schori will be the chief consecrator in each instance.

Douglas most recently served as Angus Dun Professor of Mission and World Christianity at Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He will succeed Bishop Andrew Smith, who served the Connecticut diocese since 1999 and retired in January 2010.

Hanley was rector of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Roseville, Minnesota. He was elected to succeed Bishop Johncy Itty, who resigned from his diocesan position at the end of 2008.

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