Norwegian primate appointed


April 16th, 2011 Posted in Anglican Communion |

By George Conger, CEN

The Bishop of Borg, the Rt. Rev. Helga Haugland Byfuglien, has been appointed by the Minister for Church Affairs to be the Church of Norway’s presiding bishop. Bishop Byfuglien becomes the first permanent primate of the Church of Norway and also its first female leader.

Since the Reformation, the presiding bishop of the Church of Norway has been a one year post that passed among the church’s 11 bishops. However, the office of primate and presiding bishop without territorial jurisdiction was created last year “to strengthen the president function” of the office.

[…]  Considered a progressive among Norwegian church circles, the new presiding bishop has sought to open the church’s doors to non-traditional forms of spirituality and healing.  “The Church needs to be open for the multitude of people who have some kind of New Age background,” Bishop Byfuglien said, according to a March 28 report in the Norwegian Christian Daily, Dagen Magazinet.

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