A New ServiceOver the next 6 to 12 months, Episcopalians in the Diocese of Pittsburgh anticipate that disputes within this diocese, in The Episcopal Church, and in the wider Anglican Communion will lead to significant changes to the Anglican landscape:
- A group of provinces (i.e., national/regional churches) within the Anglican Communion might establish their own communion of “orthodox” churches.
- Pittsburgh’s Bishop Robert Duncan, who has been certified by the Title IV Review Committee as having abandoned the communion of The Episcopal Church, might be deposed by the House of Bishops and removed from all positions of responsibility within the church.
- Divisions within the Diocese of Pittsburgh might develop into a schism that results in lawsuits over ownership of diocesan and parish property.
- Depending on how events play out, the Diocese of Pittsburgh might have to choose new leaders, including an interim bishop.
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