I welcome the news of the election of Bishop Craig Bates as the new Patriarch of the International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church. As the friend of his godly predecessor, the Most Reverend Randolph Adler, I am familiar with the arduous labor that Bishop Bates must assume and the size of the shoes he must fill. In accord with the four principles enunciated in the San Clemente Declaration of 1999, I pray that his ministry will advance the unity that all serious Christians seek.
Ad multos annos!
Patrick Henry Reardon