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Archbishop Linda Nicholls, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, opened the 43rd Session of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada on Wednesday, June 28, in Calgary, Alberta.

In her primatial address, Archbishop Nicholls referred to the Anglican community as a diverse gathering of individuals with varying backgrounds and experiences—from Indigenous people to descendants of early settlers to relative newcomers. Given the diversity of the Church, the Archbishop stated, deep listening to one another is a necessary component of our interdependent relationships, along with the willingness to share.

Nicholls acknowledged that the Anglican Church of Canada is entering a time of transformation; in discerning our future mission, resetting our priorities and our strategies for achieving them, examining our governance structures, evaluating our resource requirements and opportunities and finding ways to support Sacred Circle, the emerging self-determining Indigenous Church.

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