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Ordination by woman bishop

by Muriel Porter, Australia Correspondent

Posted: 08 Feb 2013 @ 12:14

A REGIONAL bishop in the diocese of Melbourne, the Rt Revd Barbara Darling, has become the first woman bishop in Australia to conduct an ordination.

As Vicar-General of the diocese while the Archbishop, Dr Philip Freier, is on leave, Bishop Darling ordained 20 deacons in St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne, on Saturday. Six of the new deacons are women.

The Revd Professor Dorothy Lee, Dean of Trinity College Theological School, Melbourne, where five of the new deacons ...

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