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April 8, 2015
New General Secretary for Anglican Communion Appointed
The Anglican Communion has announced the appointment of the Most Revd Dr Josiah Atkins Idowu-Fearon as its next General Secretary. The previous General Secretary, Kenneth Kearon, is now the new Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe.
Since 1998 the Most Revd Dr Idowu-Fearon has been Bishop of Kaduna, and he is the current Director of the Kaduna Anglican Study Centre. Before that he served as Bishop of Sokoto, Warden at St Francis of Assisi Theological College in Wusasa, and Provost of St. Michael’s Cathedral in Kaduna.
Bishop Josiah has been awarded the Officer of the Order of the Niger, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Cross of St. Augustine’s Award, and is a Canterbury Six Preacher.
Bishop Josiah, who is married to Comfort and has two children, Ibrahim and Ninma, is expected to take up the role in July 2015.
To read the full announcement on the Anglican Communion website at http://www.anglicannews.org/news/2015/04/nigerian-bishop-to-be-the-anglican-communions-next-secretary-general.aspx
Further announcements about Bishop Josiah’s appointment can be found at http://www.anglicannews.org/news/2015/04/appointment-of-anglican-communion-secretary-general-statement-from-acc-chair.aspx and at http://www.anglicannews.org/news/2015/04/response-to-misrepresentation-of-remarks-statement-from-the-rt-rev-dr-josiah-idowu-fearon.aspx