Married couple share work as regional bishop in Bavaria

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Bielefeld, Germany (ENI) The Bavarian Lutheran church has for the first time appointed a married couple to share the post of a regional bishop, despite fears that this might harm relations with the Roman Catholic Church.

Elisabeth Hann von Weyhern, aged 43, and Stefan Ark Nitsche, 50, were installed on 12 March to the post of regional bishop for Nuremberg, one of six districts within the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria.

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