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News, 4/13/2012

Finnish Church aims to be down-to-earth

Photo: Jussi Nukari/LehtikuvaJukka Wuolijoki, nature photos, FinlandGood company: Bishop of Helsinki Irja Askola (second from left) smiles after her consecration ceremony. Bishops from Sweden (Tuulikki Koivunen Bylund, left), Germany (Bärbel Wartenberg-Potter, second from right) and Denmark (Elisabeth Dons Christensen) helped her celebrate.

Irja Askola, bishop of Helsinki and Finland’s first female bishop, opens the Evangelical Lutheran Church’s doors to dialogue with everyone in the surrounding community.

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Updated 4/13/2012

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