Church of Ireland to appoint first divorced bishop

The Church of Ireland is to appoint Ireland's first-ever divorced bishop. Leslie Stevenson, who is the son of a clergyman, succeeds Dr Richard Clarke.

24th February, 2013
Leslie Stevenson: `I am looking forward to working in a rural diocese which I have come to know so well.'

The Church of Ireland is to appoint Ireland's first-ever divorced bishop.

The electoral college for Meath and Kildare has elected Archdeacon Leslie Stevenson as the new bishop of the dioceses. Stevenson, who is the son of a clergyman, succeeds Dr Richard Clarke, who is the new Archbishop of Armagh and head of the Church of Ireland.

Stevenson, 53, is the rector of Portarlington in Kildare. He was ordained in 1984 and was formerly rector of...

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