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Lutheran church in Jerusalem ordains first Palestinian female pastor in Holy Land

The domes of the Church of the Redeemer and the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City. (Shmuel Bar-Am)
The domes of the Church of the Redeemer and the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City. (Shmuel Bar-Am)

A Lutheran church ceremony in Jerusalem ordains the first Palestinian female pastor in the Holy Land.

Sally Azar will head the English-speaking congregation at the Church of the Redeemer, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land says.

Her ordination is held before a packed crowd inside the church in Jerusalem’s Old City.

Azar will be one of five ordained women in the Middle East, joining one in Syria and three in Lebanon, according to the Middle East Council of Churches.

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