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Monday 19 June 2006

Woman Bishop named a US Episcopal leader

Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori of Nevada has been elected Presiding Bishop of the US Episcopal Church yesterday. Quite apart from the reservations some religious conservatives may have have with the notion of a woman being elected to lead them, the fact that she is also regarded as a 'liberal' on theological matters (she supported the election of the openly gay Gene Robinson as Bishop of New Hampshire in 2003 and the Episcopal Diocese of Nevada permits the blessing of same-sex unions) is also expected to cause disquiet in some quarters.

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