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Archbishop the Most Rev Ian Ernest issued a letter following the Provincial Synod ...This is to inform you that at the last meeting of the Standing Committee of Provincial Synod held in Mauritius on the 31st of July to the 2nd of August 2013, the following decisions were taken:-
 
MAUEN 130806-1
August 6, 2013

[Diocese of Mauritius - Indian Ocean]  ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE INDIAN OCEAN


FROM THE ARCHBISHOP



GREETINGS IN THE NAME OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST!


This is to inform you that at the last meeting of the Standing Committee of Provincial Synod held in Mauritius on the 31st of July to the 2nd of August 2013, the following decisions were taken:-

(1) To affirm its identity as a Province of the Anglican Communion, the Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean will as from now bear a new Name:
The Anglican Church of the Indian Ocean.

(2) In the context of the 40th anniversary of the Province, the Standing Committee has unanimously agreed that the Right Reverend FRENCH KITCHENER CHANG-HIM, Archbishop from 1985 to 1995 and the Right Reverend REMI JOSEPH RABENIRINA, Archbishop from 1995 to 2005 be conferred the title of ARCHBISHOP EMERITUS for serving with devotion and faithfulness the Mission of Christ in this region of The Anglican Communion.

This can be shared to the people, clergy of your respective dioceses and with your friends around the world.

With every blessing,

Yours at His Service
The Most Reverend Ian Ernest
Archbishop Of the Anglican Church of the Indian Ocean
The 6th of August 2013