Australia: Canon Barbara Darling to become Victoria’s first female bishop

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Canon Darling is the vicar of the parish of St James in Dandenong and was among the first women in Australia to be ordained a priest in St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne, in 1992.

She will become an assistant bishop.

The Melbourne Anglican Diocese made the announcement today.

Melbourne Archbishop Philip Freier said Canon Darling was a woman of deep faith and outstanding pastoral ability.

Canon Darling said she was delighted by her appointment for women in general.

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Posted April 25, 2008 at 9:01 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]
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