Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Archbishop Vanags Receives Strong Vote of Support

Riga (ENInews). Archbishop Janis Vanags, widely known for his strong stand against the ordination of women and opposition to homosexuality, is to remain as the leader of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia. Vanags, a dissident activist when the Baltic country was under Soviet rule, was chosen to lead the Lutheran church in his country after his predecessor died in a car accident in 1992. Seventy percent of the synod cast votes of confidence in Vanags, who told ENInews that he called the election because of his concern over the difficult situation in the church. [679 words, ENI-10-0816]

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