First woman voted head of German Protestant church

BERLIN — A divorced woman once described as “a cross between Mother Teresa and Demi Moore” was Wednesday elected head of Germany’s Protestant church, the first woman to hold the post.

Margot Kaessmann, 51, received 132 of the 142 votes cast at the church’s general assembly in Ulm, southern Germany. She now leads 25 million faithful across the country.
“Trusting in God’s help, I accept the vote,” she said.

Kaessmann, who was elected for a six-year term, was the only candidate for the post


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