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Martín Barahona re-elected Primate of the Anglican Church of the Region of Central America (IARCA)
by Susana Barrera, Communications Officer of the Anglican Episcopal Church of El Salvador
 
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May 1, 2006

[Anglican Episcopal Church of El Salvador - Central America] Managua, Nicaragua, 29 April 2006 -- Bishop Martín Barahona was re-elected as Primate of the Anglican church of the Region of Central America (IARCA).

"For the good of the Province (IARCA), we have smoothed things over and the voting was unanimous," said Bishop Sturdie W. Downs of Nicaragua. The election was ratified by the House of Deputies (clergy and laity).

"This is the path of our Province: we still are walking in the desert, looking for the promised land," said the Primate at the time that he thanked those present for his re-election.

Barahona, 63 years old, is Bishop of the Diocese of El Salvador and has been elected for a period of four years.

For the same period of time, Bishop Julio Murray, of the Episcopal Church of Panama, was elected Vice-President of the Provincial Council and House of Bishops of IARCA.

The Rev. Glenda McQueen was elected President of the House of Deputies (clergy and laity). Vice President of the House is Ana Emilia Gómez.

(translated by the Rev'd Canon Lee Alison Crawford, Communications Officer, Fundacion Cristosal)