Current Affairs – January, 2015

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Libby Lane, first female bishop of England consecrated

Church of England has consecrated Reverend Libby Lane as its first female bishop in a ceremony held at York Minster (a Gothic cathedral) in northern England.

With this consecration, Church of England ended its 500 year old male dominated tradition and considered as a historic move towards widening female participation in the Church.

Background

Earlier in December 2014, she was appointed Bishop after Church formally had adopted legislation to allow women bishops.

In this regard General Synod- the law-making body of the Church of England had given nod to this legislation in November 2014 which was passed by UK Parliament in October 2014.

Reverend Libby Lane

  • Since April 2007, she was Vicar of St Peter’s Hale and St Elizabeth’s Ashley, in Greater Manchester, England.
  • In 1993, she was ordained as deacon and later in 1994, as priest.
  • In January 2010, she was appointed as Dean of Women in Ministry for the Diocese of Chester.

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Famous Greek singer Demis Roussos passes away

Famous Greek singer Demis Roussos passed away in Athens, Greek. He was 68.

He was best known for his hit operatic pop ballads in the 1970s and 1980s and for his high-pitched voice and melodies inspired by Greek folklore which sold about 60 million records worldwide.

About Demis Roussos

  • He was born as Artemios Ventouris Roussos in Alexandria, Egypt in 1946.
  • He had started his music career at age of 17, when he joined band called The Idols.
  • He was best known for his solo hits in the 1970s and 80s, including Forever and Ever, Goodbye and Quand je t’aime.
  • He was also a member of progressive rock group Aphrodite’s Child.

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