Female Toronto bishop appointed to international commission


From Anglican Journal

Linda Nicholls, suffragan bishop of the diocese of Toronto (Trent-Durham), has been appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury to be one of the 10 Anglican representatives to the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC).

Bishop Nicholls was nominated by Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada.

ARCIC promotes visible unity between the Roman Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion. ARCIC was established in 1967 by Archbishop of Canterbury Michael Ramsey and Pope Paul VI and celebrates its 40th year of ecumenical dialogue this year.

At the time of the announcement, Bishop Nicholls was on the diocese of Toronto’s annual Bishop’s Retreat and not available for comment. She has been Chair of the Primate’s Theological Commission since 2008, and was elected area bishop for Trent-Durham, based in Whitby, Ont, in 2007.

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