Sweden – women priests
Posted by Fr Mark on October 1, 2009
Women priests overtake men
From The Local.se
Published: 28 Jan 08
The first women priests in Sweden were ordained in 1960, two years after the ban on women was lifted. The ordination of Margit Sahlin, Elisabeth Djurle and Ingrid Persson took place amid intense media scrutiny.
It was not until 1971 that Margit Sahlin became the first woman priest in Sweden to be given her own parish. Now, though, the role looks increasingly female-dominated.