Latvian Lutherans end ordination of women priests

Jun 15, 2016 by

by George Conger, Anglican Ink: The General Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia (Latvijas Evaņģēliski luteriskās baznīcas) has voted to end the ordination of women to the priesthood. Meeting in Riga on 3 June 2015 the synod of the Latvian Church — an observer member of the...

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‘Clergy couture’ range launched for fashion-conscious female priests

May 21, 2016 by

by John Bingham, Telegraph: The struggle by female clergy to be admitted to the upper ranks of the Established Church took decades but changed the face of the once crusty male-dominated institution forever. Now they are being enlisted in a new, more subtle, fight but one which could – in its...

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Pope willing to set up study into possibility of women deacons

May 13, 2016 by

From BBC News: Pope Francis says he is prepared to commission a study into whether women can enter the Catholic clergy at the rank of deacon – one below a priest. He was making the remarks in a closed-door meeting in Rome with senior members of women’s religious orders. Deacons are...

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UK: Reform Clergy Struggle to get Incumbencies because Women’s Ordination Is Now First Order Issue

May 8, 2016 by

by Julian Mann, Virtueonline: Large conservative evangelical churches in the Reform network are now seeing highly capable young men whom they have supported into ordained ministry finding it increasingly difficult to get appointed as vicars because of their opposition to the ordination of women....

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