[ACNS] The former Presiding Bishop of the US-based Episcopal Church, Edmond L Browning, died yesterday (Monday) at the age of 87, the Church’s Office of Public Affairs has announced. Bishop Browning served as Presiding Bishop between 1986 and 1997. His election to the post was seen as a reflection of the Church’s broadening diversity due to his extensive international and multi-cultural experience.

“The Episcopal Church is faithfully seeking to truly become, ‘a house of prayer for all people,’ as Jesus said quoting the Hebrew prophets, and that is greatly the case because Presiding Bishop Browning taught us that the church must be a place where there are no outcasts,” the current Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry, said. “That enduring legacy is still helping to set many a captive free.

“It is evidence that God is not finished with us yet, for every once in a while spiritual giants still walk among us as living reminders. And one of those reminders was Edmund Lee Browning, 24th Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church. Well done good and faithful servant. May you rest in peace and rise in glory.” CONTINUE READING