The Bishop of Popondetta, the Rt. Rev. Lindsley Ihove November 30, 2011Posted by geoconger in Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea.
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At its October meeting of the General Synod, the Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea (ACPNG) elected the Rev. Lindsley Ihove to be the next Bishop of the Diocese of Popondetta. (The diocese is also spelled Popondota)
Mr. Ihove was the Director of Mission and Evangelism for the Diocese of Popondetta at the time of his election. He was consecrated bishop of the northern New Guinea diocese on 27 November 2011 at the Church of the Resurrection in Popondetta. He succeeds the Most Rev. Joe Kopapa as bishop of the diocese. Under the terms of the reorganization of the ACPNG, the archbishop of the province will no longer serve as a diocesan bishop, but will oversee the church as metropolitan working from the provincial office in Lae.
On a sad note, the day after his consecration, Bishop Ihove was robbed by bandits, who stole all of the gifts and offerings presented to him at his consecration the day before. Here is a link to a local news story about the event.