Norway – women priests
Posted by Fr Mark on September 10, 2009
|More women priests in the Church of Norway
From Norway Post, 09.09.09
There is an increasing number of women pastors in the Norwegian Lutheran State Church. 36 per cent of the pastors accepting a call last year, were women, according to the Department of Culture and Church Affairs. In 2006, 19.3 per cent of all pastors in the State Church were women. In 1982 the number was 12 per cent, according to the newspaper Vaart Land.
In Oslo, 33.3 per cent of the State Church pastors are women, while in Agder and Telemark there are only 10.4 per cent women pastors.