Nigeria’s Okoh elected head of global Anglican Primates Council

Posted by News Express | 7 May 2016 | 6,683 times

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The Primate of Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, The Most Rev’d Nicholas D Okoh, has been elected as the new Chairman of the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) Primates Council.

He was elected at a meeting of GAFCON Primates which held in Nairobi, Kenya, at the end of last month. He succeeds the Most Rev. Eliud Wabukala, the Primate of the Anglican Church of Kenya.

A statement signed by the General Secretary of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Venerable (Prof.) Israel Kelue, said Primate Okoh’s election was a testament to his exemplary leadership in ensuring that the “Anglican Church remains faithful to Christ and Bible in its teachings and practices.”

The Leadership of GAFCON, the statement stressed, “in the contest of the present doctrinal and liturgical challenges in the Anglican Communion calls for fervent prayers.”

Primate Okoh had earlier served as the Chairman Theological Resource Group of GAFCON.

•Photo shows GAFCON Chairman, Most Rev’d Nicholas Okoh.

Source: News Express

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