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New bishop of Anglicans in Singapore installed

Ceremony attended by dignitaries, foreign clergy and leaders of other churches

Published on Oct 21, 2012 6:00 AM

In a ceremony steeped in tradition, the Anglican Church here received a new head when the Right Reverend Rennis Ponniah was installed as its new bishop on Saturday night.

The almost three-hour-long service at St Andrew's Cathedral was attended by more than 2,500 people, including dignitaries, politicians, leaders of other Christian denominations and Anglican clergy from all over the world.

President Tony Tan Keng Yam and his wife Mary, both Anglicans, were present, as were MPs Lawrence Wong and Christopher De Souza, and former politicians Seet Ai Mee and Lim Hwee Hua.

Bishop Ponniah, who is married with four children, will be the ninth Bishop of Singapore.

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