First Anglican woman bishop in India says critics have been silent

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The Rev. Eggoni Pushpalalitha, who was appointed a bishop of the Church of South India on Monday, said she faced bias against women in leadership roles “but only until my consecration.” Photo courtesy Rev. Eggoni Pushpalalitha

The Rev. Eggoni Pushpalalitha, who was appointed a bishop of the Church of South India on Monday, said she faced bias against women in leadership roles “but only until my consecration.” Photo courtesy Rev. Eggoni Pushpalalitha

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(RNS) A Christian nun elected the first woman bishop of South Asia’s Anglican community said her appointment has so far silenced critics who believe only men can play leadership roles in the church.