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SOUTH SUDAN BISHOP RECRUITED TO ADVISE CHURCH OF ENGLAND

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SOUTH SUDAN BISHOP RECRUITED TO ADVISE CHURCH OF ENGLAND

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leading South Sudan Bishop has been recruited to advise the Archbishop of Canterbury on the international church.

Bishop Anthony Poggo, adviser to the Archbishop of Canterbury. Credit: Lambeth Palace.

Bishop Anthony Poggo, adviser to the Archbishop of Canterbury. Credit: Lambeth Palace.

The Bishop of Kajo-Keji in South Sudan, The Rt Rev Anthony Poggo will move to the Church of England’s headquarters at Lambeth Palace, London later this month to take up his post as adviser for Anglican Communion Affairs.

Archbishop Justin Welby said the new adviser “brings the experience of his ministry in one of the most challenging provinces … where he has faithfully served the church as a pastor and teacher.”

The Archbishop added, “Throughout his ministry he has engaged with the profound issues we face … where famine, war and violent ethnic tensions destabilise society and leave whole communities living in poverty.”

Bishop Anthony Poggo began his ministry working with Scripture Union. He was ordained as a minister in 1995 and served with ‘Across’ – a South Sudanese organisation dedicated to ‘holistic community transformation’. He became Bishop of Kajo-Keji in 2007.