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Anglican Church admits its first nuns in Namibia

Posted on: January 15, 2014 4:31 PM
From left: Julia Shiluwa, Anna Shikongo and Loide Kadhila
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The Diocese of Namibia of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa made history recently when it admitted its first celibate nuns during a ceremony held at the Onekwaya West Mission Station in the Ohangwena Region.

The Church’s secretary and treasurer, Father Lukas Kaluwapa Katenda, said three young Namibian women took their vows of celibacy, poverty and obedience as Sisters of the Order of the Good Samaritan, a new religious order in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa.

“This is the first in the history of the Anglican Church in Namibia,” he said.  

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