Global South Anglican are reporting that Mouneer Hanna Anis has been elected Primate following the retirement of Clive Handford.
This is great news. First, it’s a firm vote for next week’s Primates’ meeting. Bishop Mouneer is a solid Christian man. Second, he has a great reputation. Friends of ours used to work in Cairo at the Cathedral and speak highly of him. A while ago he came to visit the clergy in Singapore where I was working. One morning he went with Bishop Chew (now Primate of SE Asia) to meet some of the local Imams. By all reports he blew them away – his arabic was far better than theirs and when the discussion got serious his recall of the Qu’ran was far superior.
Give thanks to God.