Tuesday, March 29, 2011

IFI – Anglican Church of Melanesia Sign Concordat

March 27, Manila – The Iglesia Filipina Independiente, an NCCP member-church, and the Anglican Church of Melanesia (Solomon Islands and Vanuatu) signed a Concordat of Full Communion at the IFI National Cathedral during the regular Sunday Service.  The two churches trace their relations in 1964 when the Anglican churches in Melanesia were still part of the Anglican Church of New Zealand.

The Concordat was signed by The Most Rev. Godofredo David, Obispo Maximo of the IFI and The Most Reverend David Vunagi, Archbishop of Melanesia.  Signing as witness was The Most Rev. Edward P. Malecdan, Prime Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines.  This is a historic event as it is a concordat between two churches in the south, said Bishop Ephraim Fajutagana, General Secretary of the IFI in his preface.

text from the NCCP website
photo courtesy of Ms. Lilan Romero

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