SC Episcopalians Staying with National Church Meet

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Members of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina are moving forward with a provisional bishop and name after the Diocese of South Carolina left last year.

Nineteen parishes and six worship groups in South Carolina remain with The Episcopal Church. On Saturday, they met at Grace Church in Charleston to install the Right Rev. Charles Glenn vonRosenburg as the new bishop.

He's a retired bishop of the Diocese of East Tennessee. He pleaded for tolerance and understanding during a difficult period.

At the convention, images of the seal were obscured and the name "the Diocese of South Carolina" was replaced with "The Episcopal Church in South Carolina." That's because a state judge has ruled that only the diocese that left can use the name Diocese of South Carolina.









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