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Church prepares to reunite

A Philippine church looks ready to reunite for the first time in 19 years. In 1993 clergy and lay leaders accused the national administration of mismanagement and misuse of funds, resulting in the split of the church formed in 1946.

"The national leaders of both groups are about to see a united Lutheran Church in the Philippines after a long legal battle that pleased no one," said Edgar Pigon, Southern Luzon District lay representative.

Bishop Felipe Ehican of St. Stephen Lutheran said the church is now ready to "focus on [its] mission and rebuild ruined relationships."


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