Bishop Rayford High: “We continue the exciting work to be the Episcopal Church in this part of Texas.”
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Two courts in Texas still have more work to do.
“This ruling did not affect the ultimate outcome or prejudice our litigation strategy to recover our church property.”
From the Diocese of Fort Worth led by the Rt. Rev. Jack L. Iker
The Diocese of Fort Worth’s standing committee has called the Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr., as the third provisional bishop of the diocese.
Liberty Institute: “When the factions of a church disagree about its hierarchical nature” courts must “dismiss the action for lack of jurisdiction.”
The Presiding Bishop and Ft. Worth’s standing committee will nominate a new provisional bishop to be approved by the diocesan convention.
Ft. Worth leaders are “exploring an appropriate response to such a shameful action by these members of the House of Bishops.”
Seven bishops and the Dallas-based Anglican Communion Institute filed a brief with the Texas Supreme Court Monday regarding The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth v The Episcopal Church.