Indianapolis Episcopal Diocese ordains African-American woman as bishop

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - The Indianapolis Episcopal Diocese is breaking new ground this weekend. There's a new female bishop.

And she is the only African-American woman in charge of an Episcopal Diocese.


Saturday, Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows became the 11th bishop of the Indianapolis diocese.

Her ordination and consecration service took place at Clowes Hall on Butler's campus.

She's now leading more than 10-thousand people in 48 congregations from Indianapolis to the Ohio River.