House of Bishops Consents to Deposition of Bishop Duncan

September 18, 2008. The House of Bishops, meeting today in Salt Lake City, Utah, voted to consent to the deposition of Pittsburgh’s bishop, the Rt. Rev. Robert W. Duncan, for abandoning the communion of The Episcopal Church. The deposition of the bishop makes the Standing Committee the ecclesiastical authority for the diocese. Bishop Duncan now claims to be a bishop of the Southern Cone, a South American Province of the Anglican Communion.

The PEP press release concerning Bishop Duncan’s deposition can be read here.