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Lesbian bishop elected

The newly elected Lutheran bishop of Stockholm said being a lesbian means she wants to stand alongside people who feel powerless.

“I know what it is to be called into question,” Eva Brunne said after her election in late May.

Brunne, 55, is the first Church of Sweden bishop to live in a registered homosexual partnership, the Uppsala-headquartered church said, and is believed to be the first openly lesbian bishop in the world.

She will succeed Bishop Caroline Krook, who will retire in November.


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