PUBLIC DECLARATION OF PRESENTMENT ALLEGING VIOLATION OF CANONS IV.2.3; IV.2.4; AND IV.2.9
In the matter of Stewart E. Ruch, III, Bishop of the Diocese of the Upper Midwest, this Board of Inquiry, selected pursuant to Canon IV.4.3 of the Canons of the Anglican Church of North America, had a presentment referred to it on July 10, 2023 from the office of the Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America. The presentment conformed to the requirements of Canon IV.4.1 and was signed and sworn to by not fewer than ten Presbyters, Deacons, or adult baptized members of this Church in good standing.
Having investigated the charges contained therein, pursuant to Canon IV.4.4, the Board of Inquiry finds, upon matters of law and fact, as presented to it, that there are reasonable grounds to put the accused to trial, and, pursuant to Canon IV.4.6, hereby makes this public declaration that, in the judgment of at least two-thirds of the Board of Inquiry, there is probable cause to present Bishop Stewart E. Ruch, III for trial for violations of Canon IV.2.3, Canon IV.2.4, and Canon IV.2.9.
Respectfully submitted August 11, 2023.
The Board of Inquiry
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