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October 27, 2014
The Most Rev Dr Mouneer Hanna Anis, President Bishop of the Episcopal/Anglican Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East issued an announcement following their recent Provincial Synod.
From the 23rd of October 2014, the Bishop of Jerusalem will now hold the title Archbishop.
Also from the 23rd of October 2014, if the President Bishop of the Province is not the Archbishop of Jerusalem, then they will hold the title Archbishop for the tenure of their Primacy.
Therefore, the Most Rev Dr Mouneer Hanna Anis is now Archbishop Mouneer Anis of the Province of the Episcopal/Anglican Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East and the Right Rev Suheil Salman Dawani is now Archbishop of Jerusalem.
The Synod announced the following resolution with regard to the changes in title for Archbishop Mouneer Hanna Anis and Archbishop Suheil Salman Dawani.
The Synod of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East, a Province of the Anglican Communion, resolved the following:
A) The Primate (President Bishop) of the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East shall, during his time in office, bear the title of Archbishop, subject to his relinquishment of the title when he ceases to hold office as Primate; and
B) The Bishop of the Diocese of Jerusalem shall, during his time in office, bear the title of Archbishop in Jerusalem, subject to his relinquishment of the title when he ceases to hold office as Bishop of the Diocese of Jerusalem;
Provided that the metropolitical authority of the Synod of the Province shall remain unaltered and that the holding of the title “Archbishop” shall imply no extra-diocesan jurisdiction or seniority.
This resolution is effective from today 23 October 2014.