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Church of South India appoints first female bishop


 


     The Church of South India has appointed its first female bishop on 25.09.2013, by the Synod Selection Board in Chennai. The Rev. Eggoni Pushpalalitha has created history when she was appointed the Bishop of Nandyal Diocese in Andhra Pradesh. She was ordained a priest in 1983.


     The CSI has been ordaining women as bishops since 1976. Bishop-designate Pushpalalitha is expected to be installed on Sept. 30.


   It is for the first time in the history of churches in India that a woman is designated the bishop of a major church.