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Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil elects first female bishop

Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil elects first female bishop

The Convention of the Anglican Diocese of the Amazon made history in the life of the Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil over the weekend, electing the church’s first female bishop, the Revd Canon Marinez Bassotto.

According to its news agency, the election of Canon Bassotto takes place more than thirty years after the first ordinations of women in the IEAB in 1985. Archbishop Francisco de Assis da Silva sent a message from Africa, where he is travelling, describing winds of change blowing through the church, and commending the election as “a decisive step towards gender equality” (via Google translate).

Read more about Bishop Elect Bassotto’s election at the News Service of the Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil (SNIEAB).


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