Germany’s first woman bishop resigns over sexual abuse

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TRIER, Germany (RNS/ENInews) Maria Jepsen, the world’s first woman to be elected a Lutheran bishop, resigned her post in Hamburg on Friday (July 16) after allegations that she failed to properly investigate cases of sexual abuse. Jepsen, who led the North Elbian Evangelical Lutheran Church, was facing accusations that she failed to act swiftly and […]

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