Election of Michael Pollesel for Uruguay not ratified by Cono Sur

(Via email–KSH).

After discussion and prayer and in accord with its canons the Provincial Executive of the Cono Sur together with its College of Bishops, did not ratify the election of the Ven. Dr. Michael Pollesel as bishop-coadjutor for Uruguay. The meeting took place this past week in Montevideo (21 to 25 May). Pollesel previously had served the Anglican Church of Canada as its Secretary General. At the same time the Province promised its close cooperation with the diocese in its future decisions.


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5 comments on “Election of Michael Pollesel for Uruguay not ratified by Cono Sur

  1. A Senior Priest says:

    I wouldn’t either. It’s a foot in the door for heresy. One cannot be too careful.

  2. Pageantmaster Ù† says:

    Wasn’t he one of those from Toronto pushing for SSU’s or some such?

  3. cramner says:

    He was General Secretary of the Anglican Church in Canada under Andrew Hutchinson and then Fred Hiltz.

  4. Pageantmaster Ù† says:

    #3 Thanks. I see George Conger has an article.

    I seem to remember some strange events at the 2007 Canadian General Synod when +Victoria Matthew’s St Michael’s report was used to declare that SSU’s were doctrine, but not core doctrine, thus opening the floodgates in Canada. +Hutchison as far as I remember was complicit in obtaining a ruling that only a lower majority was required at Synod. +Matthew’s had in a sense walked right into it, but the Canadians will probably remember better than I do. It was a dirty business with outrageous use of ‘parliamentary procedure’ to pull a fast one – +Hutchison’s parting shot with some complicity from the officers of the Canadian Synod. Then there was something in 2010, but it all gets a bit foggy.

  5. Sarah says:

    This is really an awesome move.

    I’m seeing more and more that AC provinces have figured out a part of TEC/revisionist strategy which is exporting the heretics to positions of power in other provinces. It’s up to those provinces to spurn such “leaders.”