Issue No 11Monday 3 August 1998
The Official Newspaper of the
Lambeth Conference

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Two bishops awarded honorary doctorates

from staff reports

Bishop Abraham Gondi-Theodore of Nandyal (South India) and Bishop John Chien
Bishop Abraham Gondi-Theodore of Nandyal (South India) and his wife
of the Diocese of Taiwan (Episcopal Church, US) received the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity from the Virginia Theological Seminary during a special academic convocation July 27 in Canterbury Cathedral's Crypt Chapel.
Bishops Peter James Lee (Virginia) and John Chien (Taiwan)

Bishop Peter James Lee (Virginia, US), chairman of the seminary's board of trustees, presented the degrees. Consecrated in 1994, Bishop Abraham has shaped his ministry to place emphasis upon youth work, adult literacy, lay leadership, ecumenical relations, and especially work with the poor and ``those who have no helper,'' seminary leaders say.

Consecrated in 1988, Bishop Chien is known for his administrative abilities, patience, pastoral skills, and visionary leadership, the seminary notes. As bishop he has expanded ordained and lay ministries and fostered theological education.

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