[The Living Church] 6 Oct 2008--In a brief meeting following the Oct. 4 convention in the Diocese of Pittsburgh, the standing committee took action to recall deposed Bishop Robert Duncan temporarily as an assisting bishop, and on a permanent basis after a special electing convention scheduled for Nov. 7. Bishop Duncan is expected to be the only candidate on that ballot.
Earlier in the day, diocesan clergy and lay deputies voted for the second consecutive year to break ties with the General Convention of The Episcopal Church.
Bishop Duncan has been serving as a paid administrative consultant since he was deposed by the House of Bishops last month. He has already been accepted into the House of Bishops of the Church of the Southern Cone.