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Bishops galore

episcopalian_01Peter Sexton, the Jesuit chaplain in Trinity, found himself in chummy, informal chats with Canterbury, York, Wales and South Africa, when the ecumenical chaplaincy (two Catholic chaplains, one Anglican, one Methodist) welcomed the Anglican Primates, who were holding their biennial meeting in TCD.  The chaplains introduced themselves to the bishops, and celebrated Evensong with them, followed by a sherry reception. The presence of Katharine Jefferts Schori (pictured here), Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the US, led some primates to boycott the meeting. But when Katherine found that Peter was a Jesuit, she mentioned that a Jesuit had been her spiritual director at one time. Her predecessor also had a Jesuit director, Larry Gillick, known to some Irish Jesuits.