Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Bishop Coadjutor Meets Florida Political Leaders in Washington

While in Washington for the Installation of the new Presiding Bishop, the Most Reverend Michael Curry, Bishop Eaton met with several leaders in Congress, including those who represent Florida.

Bishop in Congress with Rep. Illiana Ros-Lehtinen 
Bishop Eaton was able to spend time with Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Rep. Frederica Wilson, and Senator Bill Nelson.   He also met with Mr. J R Sanchez, Senator Marco Rubio's Senior Policy Advisor, as Senator Rubio was away from Washington.   Bishop Eaton was also able to meet with some others with whom he has had a long relationship, including Rep. Diana DeGette and Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado and Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah.  Rep. Frederica Wilson introduced Bishop Eaton to the Chaplain of the House of Representatives, Father Pat Conroy SJ.

"It was very good to meet some of our Florida political leaders," the Bishop said, "and I am delighted that there are a couple of Episcopalians among them.   It is important for us to know each other so that we can find ways to work together for the well-being of our communities in the diocese, and I am looking forward to meeting our leaders from other parts of our region.   I am very keen that our political leaders know of our experiences and concerns, and I was pleased to be able to tell them of the good work that so many of our congregations, schools, and other ministries are doing."

Several of the Florida elected officials expressed their hope to be able to attend Bishop Eaton's Seating in January.

View photo gallery here. 

Bishop Coadjutor in a meeting with Rep. Frederica Wilson

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