Wednesday, June 20, 2007

First Woman Bishop in Latin America

On June 10th, a woman was consecrated as suffragan bishop in Cuba. See the full story here.

The Rev. Canon Nerva Cot Aguilera was a secondary school teacher and one of the first three Episcopal women priests ordained in Cuba in 1987, and now she has become the first woman bishop in Latin America.

Attending the consecration were not only bishops from all over the Americas but also representatives from many other churches in Cuba. "It was a very important day for the church in Cuba," said Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, who participated in the rites. "The presence of so many members of other parts of Communion was a gift."

Amen. Alleluia.

3 comments:

eileen said...

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eileen said...

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Grandmère Mimi said...

Yay for the new bishop!

"The presence of so many members of other parts of Communion was a gift."

Amen!