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Ellinah Wamukoya Becomes Africa’s First Anglican Woman Bishop

Earlier this month, the Anglican Church of Southern Africa consecrated its first woman bishop in Africa.

Ellinah Wamukoya, 61, will serve as the church’s bishop in the small, conservative kingdom of Swaziland.

Her consecration comes as the Church of England is due to vote on whether to allow women to become bishops.

“We have taken this step, and we wish the Church of England ‘God speed’ as they deliberate this week,” Cape Town’s Anglican archbishop said.

The Most Revd Thabo Makgoba of Cape Town said in a statement: “The thunder is rumbling as I write: We have witnessed a great occasion, and now it does indeed seem that the heavens are about to fall upon us – the falling of rain, which this country and its people so desperately need.

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