A resolution adopted during a closed session of the Episcopal Church's House of Bishops on July 8, 2012. The resolution was adopted unanimously on a roll call voice vote.
Resolved, That Episcopalians in the Dioceses of Fort Worth, Pittsburgh, Quincy and San Joaquin--lay and clergy--be commended for their unflagging efforts to continue to witness to God's mission as The Episcopal Church during recent difficult times as they reorganize their continuing dioceses in that same spirit; and be it further
Resolved, That the leadership in each of those four continuing dioceses be commended for their similar efforts, including in particular the Rt. Rev. C. Wallis Ohl, Provisional Bishop of the Diocese of Fort Worth; the Rt. Rev. Kenneth L. Price, Assisting Bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh; the Rt. Rev. John C. Buchanan, Provisional Bishop of the Diocese of Quincy; and the Rt. Rev. Chester L. Talton, Provisional Bishop of the Diocese of San Joaquin, and especially the strong lay leadership of each dioceses.
Correction: On 8 July 2012 at 18:40 the opening sentence of this story was corrected to indicate that it was a voice vote, not roll call vote, that was taken in the House of Bishops. On 9 July 2012 at 7;45 the opening sentence was corrected to indicate the vote was a roll call voice vote.