A congratulatory press release by the Office of the Primate of the Anglican Church of Lambda to the Episcopal Church USA upon the election by the Diocese of Los Angeles, California of the Reverend Canon Mary D. Glasspool , 45, as suffragan bishop of the diocese. Under Anglican canon law, the entire Church must ratify the election at a special convocation for that purpose nationally.
It is expected that renegade groups from within and without the ECUSA will voice their opposition to Canon Glasspool's election, and will try to thwart the approval process.
The Most Reverend Rowan Williams, the honourary primate of the Worldwide Anglican Communion announced his sadness and displeasure at the election of the openly lesbian bishop-elect who has a significant relationship blessed by religious and civil marriage.
A full statement is forthcoming from the ACL Chancery.