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Bishop Chris Harper of the diocese of Saskatoon has been named the Anglican Church of Canada’s new national Indigenous Anglican archbishop and presiding elder of the Sacred Circle. 

Harper’s appointment was announced by the national office the morning of Dec. 5. Harper succeeds Mark MacDonald, who resigned last spring after acknowledged sexual misconduct allegations. 

In a news release, Archbishop Linda Nicholls, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, said she looked forward to working with Harper. 

Read the full news story from the Anglican Journal here.