One of Australia's first Anglican women priests has shattered the stained glass ceiling to become the nation's first woman bishop.Looks like Australia needs something like this.
Perth Archdeacon Kay Goldsworthy, 51, was named as an assistant bishop, to be consecrated on May 22.
But if she visits Sydney, which remains opposed to women bishops, she will only be formally acknowledged as a deacon and unable to exercise her ministry as a priest or bishop.
The unanimous decision to appoint Archdeacon Goldsworthy was made by Perth Archbishop Roger Herft and his diocesan council Thursday night following an agreement reached this week between Australia's Anglican bishops on a protocol to handle opponents of women bishops.
Hat tip: Titus One Nine