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Lutherans elect two African-American women bishops

A synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America made history Saturday (May 5) by electing the denomination’s first female African-American bishop.  One day later, a synod 900 miles away elected the second. [Read more at Religion News].

The Rev. Patricia A. Davenport speaks after being elected bishop of the ELCA Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod during its assembly at Franconia Mennonite Church in Telford, Penn., on May 5, 2018. Photo via SEPAsynod video

The Rev. Patricia A. Davenport speaks after being elected bishop of the

ELCA Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod during its assembly at Franconia

Mennonite Church in Telford, Penn., on May 5, 2018. Photo via SEPAsynod video

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