Episcopal Bishop Prince Singh resigns amid accusations of domestic abuse

by | Sep 8, 2023 | Religion

(RNS) — One day after he was placed on leave for allegations that he had physically and emotionally abused his wife and sons, Episcopal Bishop Prince Singh has resigned as provisional bishop of the dioceses of Eastern and Western Michigan.“Our Standing Committee Presidents have met with Bishop Singh and reached a mutual decision: it is time for him to step down as our bishop provisional, allowing him to focus on the next phase of the Title IV process, his family, and his personal well-being, and allowing our dioceses to step ahead in forward-thinking mission together, focused on our collective ministry and ongoing discernment,” an announcement sent by the standing committees of the two dioceses said Friday morning (Sept. 8). “The bishop’s resignation is effective as of today.”
In Singh’s absence, the dioceses of Eastern and Western Michigan will be led by the dioceses’ standing committees, elected groups made up of both clergy and lay members. The committees are working on identifying a bishop who will temporarily provide pastoral guidance for diocesan and parish leaders and anticipate identifying candidates for a new provisional bishop who would likely be elected next spring.
The announcement also includes an accompanying letter from Singh, who expressed “profound” sorrow over his resignation and characterized his family’s allegations against him as “distracting” from his ministry a …

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