Compass Rose Society President Bishop Philip Poole has announced that the Right Reverend Jean Zaché Duracin, Bishop of Haiti, will address the Society's 2010 Annual General Meeting.
The meeting will begin on September 7th at St. Andrew's House in London and conclude with a dinner hosted by Archbishop and Mrs. Williams at Lambeth Palace on Wednesday, September 8th.
Bishop Poole expressed his hopes for this year’s meeting, stating “I am looking forward to welcoming members from around the Anglican Communion and exploring the opportunities to help Bishop Duracin and his people rebuild their diocese and to help them continue the good work they already do in our Lord’s name.”
A study trip to Paris to the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe will begin on September 9th and conclude on September 13th. Bishop Duracin will accompany members on the trip, which will be hosted by Bishop Pierre Whalon, who heads the Convocation.
Bishop Whalon is leading the Partners with Haiti project, a multi-step, multi-year and multi-million-dollar effort to assist the people of the Diocese of Haiti in rebuilding their cathedral, which was completely destroyed in the recent earthquake.
The Society will also consider its future plans at the meeting, including the possibility of a visit to a location in South America in 2011.
The Compass Rose Society supports the ministries of the Archbishop of Canterbury by providing annual financial support and enhancing communication within the Communion through personal contact. Founded in 1997, the Society takes its name from the symbol of the Anglican Communion. Its Web address is www.compassrosesociety.org.
Contact: Bishop Philip Poole
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