Priest who fled Iran as teen chosen as Anglican bishop in England

[Anglican Communion News Service] An Iranian whose family was forced to flee to Britain in the wake of the Revolution in 1980 has been announced as the first Bishop of Loughborough. The Rev. Guli Francis-Dehqani was 14 at the time her family fled Iran, and she went on to attend Nottingham and Bristol universities and was ordained in 1998.

Guli’s father, Bishop Hassan Dehqani-Tafti, was the first Iranian to serve as Bishop of Iran from 1961 until 1990, before his death in 2008.

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  1. Pjcabbiness says:

    This is wonderful, uplifting and exciting. This Bishop will be drawing wisdom from a deep well of experience and knowledge. She will be in our prayers.

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