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Quote: Monica Eckerdal Kjellstrom

"This sort of thing should really not occur, but it does sometimes happen that people call and report that the pastors have fallen asleep."

Monica Eckerdal Kjellstrom, a Church of Sweden clergy coordinator, expressing regret about a recent incident where a pastor answering a nighttime suicide hotline fell asleep while listening to a caller. She was quoted by The Local, an English-language Swedish news Web site. (The caller got angry and chose not to kill themself.)


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