Almost 40 senior Church of Ireland clergy have objected to the election of the new Bishop of Down and Dromore.
It was announced earlier this month that Archdeacon David McClay would succeed the Rt Rev Harold Miller, who retired at the end of September.
His election was announced following a meeting of the Episcopal Electoral College for the Diocese in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh.
However, 36 senior clergy members have signed an open letter to object to his selection due to their concerns about his involvement with a conservative Anglican group, according to the Irish Times.
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— The Irish News (@irish_news) November 19, 2019