October 10, 2008.
The realignment vote on October 4 left the Standing
Committee, the ecclesiastical authority of the diocese
in the absence of a bishop, with a single member, the
Rev. James Simons, who intended to stay in The Episcopal
When he determined on October 8 that this was the case,
Simons appointed the Rev. Jeff Murph and Ms. Mary
Roehrich to the Standing Committee, and he informed the
Presiding Bishop of the developments in Pittsburgh.
On October 9, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori
acknowledged the three-member Standing Committee as the
ecclesiastical authority of the Episcopal Diocese of
Pittsburgh of The Episcopal Church.
Additional details can be read in the Episcopal News
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