Agence France-PresseOctober 15, 2013 09:52
The Church of Sweden announced on Tuesday that it had elected a woman as its leader for the first time in the institution's history.
The Bishop of Lund, Antje Jackelen, won 55.9 percent of the votes from the 324-strong ecclesiastical college and will replace the current archbishop Anders Wejryd.
"I'm a little dazed and grateful for the support I got," she told news agency TT.
The 58-year-old bishop is married to a priest and has two children.
Jackelen, who was ordained in 1980, said it was not so strange for the church to choose a woman leader.