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posted 11/01/16
 
Episcopalian Church
 
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
 
 
 
Jennifer Baskerville- Burroughs has been elected by Episcopal Diocese as the 11th Bishop of Indianapolis. Baskerville-Burrows, 50, is the first African-American woman elected to be a diocesan bishop in the Episcopal Church. She was elected with 67 votes in the clergy order and 82 in the lay order. Her election culminated a nearly two-year discernment and search process by the diocese at the 179th diocesan convention. The Rt. Rev. Catherine M. Waynick plans to retire in the spring of 2017.
 
 

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