The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Norway moves on bishop

Lutherans in Norway will have a dedicated presiding bishop beginning in late 2010. The Church of Norway General Synod voted Nov. 17 to end the 500-year-old tradition of having one of the church's 11 diocesan bishops simultaneously serve as presiding bishop. Leaders said one person(serving both roles was too time-consuming. Norway's state church system is being reviewed and could face major changes by 2014.


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