Updated again Sunday morning
Episcopal News Service reports that: PENNSYLVANIA: Standing Committee files complaint against Bennison.
The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania is alleging that its bishop, Charles E. Bennison Jr., “has repeatedly usurped” its “canonical prerogatives and authority.”
A so-called “verified complaint” sent to Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori formalizes the Standing Committee’s on-going dispute with Bennison over its claim that he has spent money and transferred funds without the Standing Committee’s required consent.
The complaint, signed by the five clergy and five lay members of the Standing Committee, claims Bennison has violated the canons of General Convention, the diocese’s canons and engaged in “conduct unbecoming a member of the clergy” in violation of the Episcopal Church’s Canon IV.1.1(e), (f), and (j).
For earlier reports, see this.
In a separate story, the Philadelphia Inquirer recently reported that Critics say bishop hid brother’s sexual abuse.
A group called Concerned Pennsylvania Episcopalians has been formed.
Update Saturday morning The Living Church has reported in: Convention May Include a Referendum on Pennsylvania Bishop.
Update Sunday morning reports of the convention yesterday:
Philadelphia Inquirer Episcopal bishop hears some call for him to resign
Living Church Pennsylvania Convention Will Reconvene; Reprimand of Bishop Fails