By Canon Bill Lewellis
Communication Minister, Diocese of Bethlehem
At its regular Fall meeting, September 17-19, the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church authorized Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori to depose Diocese of Pittsburgh Bishop Robert Duncan from the ordained ministry of the Episcopal Church (85 in favor, 35 against, four abstentions) and remove him as the bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh.
The Presiding Bishop signed Duncan's sentence on September 19, The sentence and an accompanying letter from Jefferts Schori to Duncan were sent to Pittsburgh diocesan offices on September 22 and later released to the public. Read the Episcopal News Service story here.