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Peter Akinola

AKA Peter Jasper Akinola

Born: 1944
Birthplace: Ogun, Nigeria

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Religion

Nationality: Nigeria
Executive summary: Anglican Primate of Nigeria

Conservative traditionalist. Chairman of the Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa. Akinola threatens secession of the Church of Nigeria (membership 18 million, exceeding by far that of the Church of England), from the Anglican Communion if there is continued recognition of homosexual clergy.

Father: (d. 1948)
Wife: (m. circa 1969, six children)

    Theological: Theological College of Northern Nigeria (1978)
    Theological: Virginia Theological Seminary (1981, master's degree)

    Anglican Archbishop Province III, Nigeria (1998-)
    Anglican Bishop Abuja, Nigeria (1989-)


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