Magazine article Anglican Journal

Diocese Still Negotiating for Calgary Bishop's Resignation

Magazine article Anglican Journal

Diocese Still Negotiating for Calgary Bishop's Resignation

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The diocese of Calgary, in mid-May, was still negotiating the terms of Bishop Barry Hollowell's departure, according to the bishop, who said he could not add further details while negotiations were underway.

In March Bishop Hollowell announced he would resign his post, effective Aug. 31. In an interview at the house of bishops meeting in Windsor, Ont., he said the diocese was "filled with tensions and dissension," a point he made in his resignation announcement that said he felt he was personally blamed for the diocese's difficulties.

An article in The Sower, the diocesan newspaper, noted that Bishop Hollowell announced his resignation at the start of a diocesan executive council meeting, then walked out, startling the participants. "It was time to make the decision public and not to prolong the situation," he said to the Journal, explaining why he left.

Bishop Hollower also said he felt he had had little support from staff and that diocesan leaders often supported initiatives, then "drew back." A former priest in the diocese, speaking on the condition of anonymity, confirmed that was often the case on committees and other decision-making bodies. "People give verbal support, then talk behind your back," the priest said. …

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