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Ecumenism at work in consecration.

With the Anglican cathedral in Regina unavailable due to renovations, the consecration of Rob Hardwick as the 12th bishop of Qu'Appelle took place at a Roman Catholic church instead.

Since the other Anglican churches in Regina were unable to hold the massive event either, the diocese of Qu'Appelle looked to the Roman Catholic archdiocese of Regina for assistance. The archdiocese generously provided Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church as the site for the March 2 consecration of Hardwick, who was the diocesan executive archdeacon before being elected bishop on the first ballot in December.

Both Christian denominations signed a covenant of co-operation in January 2011, with the understanding that both would work to further the gospel of Jesus Christ together in any way possible.

The consecration brought out four former Qu'Appelle bishops, two Church of England bishops, the Roman Catholic archbishop, 16 other Anglican bishops and representatives from other Christian denominations.

Bishop Hardwick's installation then took place March 3 at St. Paul's Anglican Cathedral, with the colourful ceremony beginning the English-born priest's official pastoral duties in the diocese.
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Title Annotation:ACROSS CANADA + THE COMMUNION
Author:Antonio, Jason
Publication:Anglican Journal
Date:Apr 1, 2013
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