Petition 80278

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Episcopal Appointment (80278-SU-¶408)

Amend ¶408 as follows:
   
 ...special session of the jurisdictional or central conference as provided in ¶ 519.2.  When a bishop is elected under the provisions of this paragraph, the years remaining in the quadrennium within which the election occurs shall count as a full quadrennium for purposes of assignment.  

Rationale

The Discipline does not clearly define “quadrennium” for episcopal assignment of a bishop elected under the provisions in ¶ 408.  To clarify how such assignments for less than the usual quadrennium are counted, we recommend this   amendment to clarify what constitutes a quadrennium when interim election of a bishop occurs.