German Protestants Elect First Woman To Lead

ABC News reports that Germany has elected a woman, for the first time, to head the Lutheran, Reformed and United churches. Margot Kaessmann, the Lutheran bishop of Hanover, was apparently a controversial candidate, not because she was a woman, but because she was divorced…. According to the report:

The only other female heads of large Churches are Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori of the Episcopal Church in the United States and National Bishop Susan Johnson of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada.

Queen Elizabeth is the Supreme Governor of the Church of England but Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams is its head.

The Church of England has women clergy and a recent decision to allow women bishops could open its top post to women, but conservatives are trying to limit their powers.

Wait. Katherine Jefferts Schori? Where have I heard that name before?

I love my German brethren, but these folks……not brethren. Read the rest of the sauerkraut here.

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