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Australia elects first woman diocesan

by Muriel Porter, Australia Correspondent

Posted: 22 Nov 2013 @ 12:10

THE rural northern NSW diocese of Grafton has elected the first woman diocesan bishop in Australia. The Revd Dr Sarah Macneil (right) will be consecrated in Grafton Cathedral on 1 March. She will be the country's fifth woman bishop; the other four are assistants in the dioceses of Perth, Melbourne, Canberra & Goulburn, and Brisbane.

Normally the chief consecrator of a diocesan bishop would be the Metropolitan of NSW, the Archbishop of Sydney, Dr Glenn Davies, ...

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