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First Black female leader elected by Disciples of Christ

The Disciples of  Christ have elected Rev. Teresa Hord Owens, an African American, to be their president. Although other mainline protestant denominations, including the Episcopal Church, have elected African American men, Hord Owens will be the first African American woman to lead a mainline protestant denomination on the national level.

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Pope taps liberal archbishop to succeed conservative cardinal as head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller, a conservative theologian, is nearing the end of his five year mandate as the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which is the department supposed to defend the Catholic doctrine. The Vatican has released a brief statement that Müller’s mandate will not be renewed, and instead, his deputy, Archbishop Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer, who is more liberal.

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