Latvian Lutheran church officially bans women's ordination

  • 2016-06-04
  • BNS/TBT Staff/RIGA
The Synod, the highest governing body of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia (ELCL) meeting every three years, on Friday amended the church rules, officially establishing that only men can seek ordination as priests. According to BNS sources, the Synod approved amendments with 77 per cent of votes, only slightly above the 75 per cent threshold for such important decision. The church rules used to say that "anyone who according to the regulations set by the ELCL is called by God and trained for ministry can seek ordination" but now they h...
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