Lutheran World Federation welcomes Iceland’s first female bishop

(ENInews)–Lutheran World Federation (LWF) General Secretary Rev. Martin Junge called the installation of Bishop Agnes M. Siguroardottir, Iceland’s first female bishop, an affirmation of the leadership role women play in the church, according to an LWF news release. “We celebrate your ordination as a bishop in the memory of Jesus’ commissioning women disciples to become his followers and partaking in God’s mission to the world,” said Junge in a congratulatory greeting conveyed on behalf of the LWF by Bishop Jana Jeruma-Grinberga, Lutheran Church in Great Britain, on 24 June. [ENI-12-0401, 252 words]