May 22, 2005

New Archbishop finally named

The Sunday Mail

By Chris Pippos
A VICTORIAN touted as someone who could heal problems created by sexual abuse in the church has been elected as Adelaide's new Anglican Archbishop.

Bishop of Gippsland, the Right Reverend Jeffrey Driver, was elected "overwhelmingly" yesterday by the 280-member Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Adelaide.

After the election Bishop Driver, 54, said he "hoped to be a builder of community and bring healing" to the church.

"It's not a poisoned chalice I think the diocese has some great strengths," said Bishop Driver, who is married with two adult children.

Posted by kshaw at May 22, 2005 07:57 AM