Passing of the Gavel Celebration

Bishop Rosemarie Wenner of the Germany Area accepts the gavel from Bishop Larry M. Goodpaster in a “passing of the gavel” ceremony and celebration on April 26 at the Embassy Suites in Tampa, Fla. Wenner succeeds Goodpastor of the Charlotte (N.C.) Area as the president of the Council of Bishops. The bishops laid hands on Wenner in blessing, celebrated Communion and offered congratulations. A UMNS photo by Kathleen Barry.

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