The Rt. Rev. Charles G. vonRosenberg, the Episocpal Church’s provisional bishop in eastern South Carolina, has filed suit against the Rt. Rev. Mark J. Lawrence in a U.S. District Court.
Bishop vonRosenberg asks the court to declare that he is the rightful bishop of the Diocese of South Carolina, and to restore the diocese’s “marks, names, and symbols” to the reorganized diocese he leads. The lawsuit seeks to override state circuit judge Diane S. Goodstein’s injunction that gives control of those marks, names, and symbols to the diocese led by Bishop Lawrence.
The text of the complaint follows.