Friday, November 02, 2007

Episcopal Priest Accused Of Fraud Is Defrocked

[] 2 Nov 2007--An Episcopal pastor accused of fraud has been defrocked, following the recommendation of the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado.

Rev. Donald Armstrong can no longer officiate in the Episcopal Church in the United States, but a spokesman said the move announced by Bishop Robert O'Neill Thursday is meaningless. Armstrong is now affiliated with the Convocation of Anglicans in North America, or CANA.

"Father Armstrong plans to frame the instrument of defrocking and hang it in his office as a badge of honor," Alan Crippen, a Grace CANA deacon and spokesman told The Gazette. "We don't take it seriously."

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