Former Anglican primate Ted Scott killed in automobile accident

Archbishop Ted Scott, 10th Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, has been killed in a car accident.

According to press reports, a car in which Archbishop Scott was a passenger was involved in a single-vehicle accident near Parry Sound, Ont., on Monday [21 June 2004].  Archbishop Scott, 85, is reported to have died at the scene.  Sonja Bird, his friend and the driver of the car, was seriously injured.

Archbishop Scott was the Canadian Primate between 1971 and 1986.  As well as leading the Canadian Anglican Church, he served as moderator of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches between 1975 and 1983.  During this time he helped focus the attention of the church and the world on the evils of apartheid in South Africa.  Archbishop Scott was awarded the Pearson Peace Medal in 1998 and was named to the Order of Canada in 1978.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.

A full obituary of Archbishop will be posted shortly on the web site of the Anglican Journal: http://www.anglicanjournal.com/

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For more information, please contact:  Vianney (Sam) Carriere, Director of Communications, 416-924-9199 ext. 306; 416-540-3653 (Cell); scarriere@national.anglican.ca  OR  Archdeacon Jim Boyles, General Secretary of General Synod, 416-924-9199 ext. 280, jboyles@national.anglican.ca


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