Conservative Episcopalian leaders unveiled the constitution of the Anglican Church in North America Wednesday, the founding document for the new church body.
The new church includes the four Episcopal dioceses who recently broke away from the U.S. church over theological differences. Canadian Anglican parishes say they will also join the new church.
The church unites more than 100,000 Anglican Christians who were dissatisfied with the theological direction of the Episcopal Church, which consecrated its first openly gay bishop in 2003.
The world Anglican Communion is a fellowship of churches with roots in the Church of England. The Episcopal Church is the Anglican body in the United States. However, the new North American church says it represents true Anglican beliefs.
CBN News will interview Pittsburg diocese Bishop Robert Duncan about the new church later today on CBN's NewsWatch program. Check local listings.
Also check back here later today for the interview with Bishop Duncan, who insiders say is likely to be the leader over the new Anglican church.