Second Woman Ordained as Bishop in Iceland

holar-church_goRev. Solveig Lára Guðmundsdóttir was inaugurated as bishop for the North Iceland bishopric Hólar in Hjaltadalur yesterday by Bishop of Iceland Agnes Sigurðardóttir, the first woman to be elected to the office. Agnes was inaugurated earlier this summer.

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EU Talks Cause Tension in Iceland’s Coalition

ossurskarphedinsson_psTwo ministers of the Left-Green Movemen declared on national broadcaster RÚV on Saturday that they and other MPs of the party would like to reconsider Iceland’s EU accession talks. Minister for Foreign Affairs Össur Skarphéðinsson, who is a member of the other coalition party, the Social-Democratic Alliance, said if the Left-Greens were to request that, the coalition would need to be reconsidered.

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