The Archbishop of Adelaide, Archbishop Geoffrey Smith, has today (Tuesday) been elected Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia. Archbishop Geoffrey assumes his new responsibilities with immediate effect as his successor, the Archbishop of Melbourne Philip Freier, retired from the primacy on 31 March.
In a first round of elections, held on 14 March, Archbishop Geoffrey won majorities in the Houses of Bishops and Laity; and the Bishop of Tasmania, Bishop Richard Condie, won a majority in the House of Clergy. A majority was required in all three houses.
A second round of electronic voting opened yesterday and concluded today.
BREAKING NEWS: The Archbishop of Adelaide was elected today (Tuesday) following a second-round of voting, which was carried out electronically.#Anglicans #AnglicanNews #Anglicanhttps://t.co/mESxLa34De
— Anglican Communion News Service (@AnglicanNews) April 7, 2020