Magazine article Anglican Journal

(Michael) Peers to Attend Synod in Cuba

Magazine article Anglican Journal

(Michael) Peers to Attend Synod in Cuba

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Archbishop Michael Peers, the primate, is going to Cuba in February to preside over a meeting of the Metropolitan Council of Cuba (MCC), and to act as an observer and adviser at the annual general synod in Havana.

The Anglican Church of Canada plays a special role in Cuba, which is extra-provincial, or not part of a province. Cuba lost provincial status in 1967 due to the break in relations between Cuba and the United States stemming from the Communist takeover by Fidel Castro in 1959. Before that, the lglesia Episcopal de Cuba was part of the Episcopal Church of the United States of America (ECUSA).

"In order to keep Cuba connected to the Anglican Communion, metropolitan oversight comes from a metropolitan council," said Rev. Philip Wadham, regional mission coordinator of partnerships at the Anglican national office.

The council consists of two archbishops and one bishop. One of the archbishops is the Canadian primate, the other is Archbishop Drexel Gomez of the West Indies and the bishop is Julio Cesar Holguin from the Dominican Republic. …

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