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The Diocese of Missouri
Our new bishop is:
- The first black bishop in the Diocese of Missouri.
- The first openly gay bishop in the Diocese of Missouri.
- The first immigrant to serve as bishop in the Diocese of Missouri.
- The youngest bishop to be serving in the Episcopal Church.
A statement from Bishop-elect Deon:
Dear sisters and brothers,
The last few weeks have been painful. We have watched in disbelief, anger, horror, sadness, shock and outrage, the public lynching of George Floyd in the street of Minneapolis, MN. Those emotions were further exacerbated by the actions of the President of the United States and the escalation of violence in cities across our nation. All the while peaceful protesters have taken to the streets to demand justice and to call our nation to live more fully into its ideals… Read the full statement here.