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Husband of Longford woman makes Irish church history

Jun 11, 2021 11:06 By Shannonside News
Husband of Longford woman makes Irish church history Husband of Longford woman makes Irish church history
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He will take up the role for a period of 12 months

 

The husband of a Longford woman has made religious history in Ireland this week by becoming the first person of colour to become a church leader.

Rev Dr Sahr Yambasu,  a native of Sierra Leone, replaced Rev Tom McKnight as president of the Methodist Church after a ceremony in Belfast on Wednesday.

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His wife Clodagh, nee McCormack, is a Longford town native and is also a Methodist minister.

The 63-year-old took up the role earlier this week having initially been elected to the role last October and will serve in the position for a year.

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