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South Carolina under restraint

by a staff reporter

MEMBERS of the Episcopal Church in South Carolina have met to elect a new bishop and give themselves a new name, after a judge ruled that they could not take over the name or seal of the diocese of South Carolina.

A temporary restraining order has been placed on the use of the diocese's name, trademarks, and symbols, after a case was brought by a group of parishes, and Bishop Mark Lawrence, who left the Episcopal Church (TEC) last year (News, 23 November).

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