A new diocese has been formed in Australia for traditionalist Anglicans at odds with the liberal stance of their bishops on marriage and sexuality.
The Diocese of the Southern Cross has been formed by the orthodox Gafcon movement and is not part of the Anglican Church of Australia.
It is instead “a separate, parallel” Anglican diocese.
The diocese will be headed up by Bishop Glenn Davies, the former Archbishop of Sydney.
“The effect of the creation of the Diocese of the Southern Cross is that there are now two Anglican jurisdictions in Australia,” said Gafcon Australia.
The new diocese was formally announced at the inaugural Gafcon Australasia Conference held in Canberra this week.
The meeting was attended by over 350 Anglicans from Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu.
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