Dr Idowu-Fearon currently serves as Bishop of Kaduna in the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) where he has earned a global reputation in the Church for his expertise in Christian-Muslim relations. He was selected out of an initial field of applicants from Oceania, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas.Since 1998, Idowu-Fearon has been Bishop of Kaduna, and he is the current Director of the Kaduna Anglican Study Centre. Before that he served as Bishop of Sokoto, Warden at St Francis of Assisi Theological College in Wusasa, and Provost of St. Michael’s Cathedral in Kaduna. Responding to his appointment, Dr Idowu-Fearon said, “I am excited to take up the post of Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, and to continue the fine work undertaken by my predecessors in this office.“It is a privilege to be so honoured and recognised by the Communion to serve at this level. I look forward to serving the Anglican family with my future colleagues at the Anglican Communion Office and the Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury.”Chair of the Anglican Consultative Council, Bp James Tengatenga welcomed the appointment.Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said he looks forward to working closely with Idowu-Fearon in the renewal of the Anglican Communion amidst the global challenges facing us today.”Bishop Josiah, who is married to Comfort and has two children, Ibrahim and Ninma, is expected to take up the role in July 2015.
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