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Episcopal Church / Gay Bishop / Consecration #741147

CNN Evening News for Sunday, Nov 02, 2003
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(Studio: Carol Lin) Report introduced.

(Durham, New Hampshire: Susan Candiotti) The consecration of Gene Robinson, the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop, featured; scenes shown from the ceremony and of protests outside the church; details given of the threat by opponents to split from the Church; statement from Dr. Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, quoted. [ROBINSON – addresses the congregation.] [Robinson’s predecessor Bishop Douglas THEUNER†- says the Episcopate will be more a symbol of unity.] [OPPONENT – says this is the defiant action of a deaf Church.] [First woman Episcopal Bishop Barbara HARRIS††- comments.]

(Studio: Carol Lin) Report introduced.

(London: Mallika Kapur) The reaction in Britain, home of the worldwide Anglican Church, to Robinson’s ordination featured; survey results cited. [At Saint James’s Anglican Church in London, PARISHIONERS, REVEREND – offer views.]

Lin, Carol;
Candiotti, Susan;
Kapur, Mallika

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