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Wamukoya (right) ordained by Anglican Church of Southern Africa on 17 November
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Swaziland: Wamukoya becomes Africa's 1st female bishop

Published on : 21 November 2012 - 10:33am | By RNW Africa Desk (Photo: AFP/Anglican Church of Swaziland)
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The Anglican Church of Southern Africa has consecrated the continent's first woman bishop.

As published by our top partner allAfrica

The Reverend Ellinah Wamukoya was made bishop of Swaziland during a service in the deeply traditional kingdom last weekend. She was elected bishop by clergy and lay representatives of the diocese earlier this year.

Women were first ordained as priests in the Anglican Church in Southern Africa 20 years ago. Within months of Bishop Wamukoya's election, another woman, the Reverend Margaret Vertue, was elected bishop of the Diocese of False Bay, which is centred on the town of Somerset West, outside Cape Town.

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Discussion

JonaKutcher 4 March 2013 - 12:24am

Good to know about this one. This is the first time i saw that the bishop is a woman. But it really doesn't matter actually if it is a man or woman as long as She has a good relationship to God. 

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