June 19, 2006

"And Katharine, Our Presiding Bishop ..."

Wow. In several parts of the Anglican Communion women can't even be priests, and in only three of its thirty-eight provinces are there any female bishops. But over the weekend the US Episcopal Convention elected a female bishop (Katharine Jefferts Schori, the bishop of Nevada) to take the helm of the church. She will serve as Presiding Bishop for the next 9 years. Her election is seen as making a schism within the Communion more likely, but personally I think it's a very exciting development.

Posted by armand at June 19, 2006 09:49 PM | TrackBack | Posted to Religion

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