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Breaking: Lutherans elect first female presiding bishop

Breaking: Lutherans elect first female presiding bishop

Ann Rogers of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has the story:

Bishop Elizabeth Eaton of Cleveland has been elected presiding bishop of the 4 million-member Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.


On the fifth ballot she defeated 12-year incumbent Bishop Mark Hanson 600-287.

Both are considered centrists in a denomination that lost 500,000 members after a 2009 decision to permit partnered gay clergy.

The bishop’s husband, the Rev. Conrad Selnick, is an Episcopal priest and a management consultant.

Added: RNS story.

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tgflux

Heh-heh: great innovation there, ELCA. 😉

JC Fisher

tgflux

Heh-heh: great innovation there, ELCA. 😉

JC Fisher

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