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An Update Regarding Allegations Against Bishop Ruch

A Board of Inquiry empaneled to consider a Presentment filed in June of 2023, submitted by priests and lay persons predominantly from within the Diocese of the Upper Midwest, against Bishop Stewart Ruch III has determined that there are reasonable grounds to put the accused to trial. By canon such a determination from a Board of Inquiry shall be made public (Title IV, Canon 4, Section 6).  You can read the Public Declaration from the Board of Inquiry here. The Presentment will now be sent to the Court for the Trial of a Bishop.

A different, previously submitted Presentment brought by three bishops of the Anglican Church in North America, was challenged by Bishop Ruch before the Provincial Tribunal, which was the impetus for a canonical amendment passed by the College of Bishops and Provincial Council in June of 2023.  The status of that Presentment remains a question being considered by the Provincial Tribunal.


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