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Bahrain: First woman priest ordained

From Gulf Daily News

HISTORY was made in Bahrain yesterday with the ordination of the first female priest in the Middle East. Reverend Catherine Dawkins was officially ordained by the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf, the Right Rev Michael Lewis, during a ceremony at St Christopher's Cathedral, Manama, last night.

She became the first woman to be ordained following a vote by members of the four dioceses of Egypt, Jerusalem, North Africa and the Gulf.

Rev Dawkins, who previously served as assistant chaplain at the Anglican Chaplaincy in Aden, Yemen, alongside her husband Rev Nigel Dawkins, told the GDN she was still overwhelmed by the decision.

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