C of I may have first female bishop

The Church of Ireland could appoint the first female Anglican bishop in Europe, following the recent resignation of the Bishop of Cashel and Ossory.

11th February, 2006

The Church of Ireland could appoint the first female Anglican bishop in Europe, following the recent resignation of the Bishop of Cashel and Ossory.

Bishop Peter Barrett stood down on January 25 and the Archbishop of Dublin, John Neill, will now summon a special episcopal electoral college to elect his successor.

The college will consist of Neill as president, three bishops nominated by the House of Bishops, 12 diocesan clerical and lay electors from Cashel and...

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