The election of Mary Glasspool by the Diocese of Los Angeles as
suffragan bishop elect raises very serious questions not just for the
Episcopal Church and its place in the Anglican Communion, but for the
Communion as a whole.
The process of selection however is only part complete. The election has
to be confirmed, or could be rejected, by diocesan bishops and diocesan
standing committees. That decision will have very important
The bishops of the Communion have collectively acknowledged that a
period of gracious restraint in respect of actions which are contrary to
the mind of the Communion is necessary if our bonds of mutual affection
are to hold.