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Surfing archbishop makes waves onshore

The GAFCON Primates Council, which has just met online, boasts one Primate with a somewhat unusual leisure interest – surfing!

Iain Taylor; GAFCON

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Miguel Uchoa (see photo) claims to be the only true surfing archbishop. In 2018 he became the first archbishop of the Anglican Church in Brazil, considered by GAFCON to be the 41st province of the Anglican communion, after it split with the Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil in 2005 over the issue of homosexuality. The former Bishop of Recife first learned to surf on the magnificent beaches of his hometown as a young man and sees no reason to stop now.