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Swaziland gets first female Anglican bishop

MBABANE, Swaziland — As the Church of England weighs whether to allow women to become bishops, the Anglican Church has ordained its first female bishop in Africa.

Ellinah Wamukoya, 61, was consecrated Saturday to serve as bishop in Swaziland, a tiny, impoverished nation surrounded by South Africa. Wamukoya said Monday that she wanted to bring integrity to the church.

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