Bledsoe Retired as of August 31


The chair of the South Central Jurisdiction episcopacy committee announced that Bishop W. Earl Bledsoe would be “placed in a retired position” as of Aug. 31.

“What we understand is that given the action of our committee…  and the affirmation of our report by the conference itself, Bishop Bledsoe would be placed in a retired position,” said Don House, the committee’s chair.

He said the committee made its recommendation after consultation with the jurisdiction’s other bishops.

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