07 August 2013

Sydney elects new Anglican Archbishop

Bishop Glenn Davies was yesterday elected as Anglican Archbishop of Sydney.
He is quoted as saying he plans to tackle the issue of asylum seekers in his new role, because Christians have a duty to show them empathy.

"What we need to do as a Christian church is call upon the Government to act with compassion and care for people who are made in the image of God, regardless of their ethnic origin, their religious affiliation," Bishop Davies said.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science from Sydney University, Bishop Davies entered theological studies, was ordained in 1981, and worked in various roles in the Sydney diocese. He gained a PhD from Sheffield University in 1988. Having been concecrated bishop in 2001, he worked as Bishop of North Sydney.

Bishop Davies was a member of the writing group that produced the Jerusalem Declaration at the landmark GAFCON 2008 in Jerusalem (Global Anglican Future Conference) and the communiqué from the 2012 London Leadership Conference.

He has been married to Dianne since 1979 and they have two adult children and three grandchildren. 

Bishop Davies will be officially inaugurated as Archbishop at St Andrew's Cathedral on Friday 23 August 2013. 

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