Church of England appoints first female Bishop of London

December 18, 2017 13:25
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LONDON - Former nurse Sarah Mullally was appointed Bishop of London on Monday, the first female to take the job which is one of the most senior in the Church of England.

Mullally will succeed Richard Chartres to become the 133rd person to hold the role which falls below only the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of York in the church's hierarchy.

"It is a great honor to be nominated," Mullally, 55, who is married with two children, said in a statement. "Having lived and worked in London for over 32 years, the thought of returning here is about returning home."

She will be formally installed as the bishop at London's St Paul's Cathedral in the new year.

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