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Newly elected Bishop Ruby-Nell Estrella receives her episcopal pin from College of Bishops President Thomas J. Bickerton (right) during the Philippines Central Conference at Wesleyan University-Philippines in Cabanatuan City, Philippines. Estrella is the first woman to be elected a United Methodist bishop in the Philippines. Photo by Gladys P. Mangiduyos, UM News.

Estrella elected Philippines Central’s first female bishop

The Rev. Ruby-Nell M. Estrella, treasurer of the Philippines Central Conference, was the second bishop elected at the Nov. 24-26 meeting.
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Newly elected Bishop Israel M. Painit (center) is greeted by retired Bishop Solito K. Toquero and Bishop Ciriaco Q. Francisco after Painit’s election during the Philippines Central Conference at Wesleyan University-Philippines in Cabanatuan City, Philippines. Painit was the third bishop elected at the Nov. 24-26 meeting. Photo by Gladys P. Mangiduyos, UM News.

Philippines Central Conference elects Painit as bishop

The country director of mission in Southeast Asia was the third bishop elected at the Nov. 24-26 meeting.
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Bishops Christian Alsted (left) and Thomas J. Bickerton pray for newly elected Bishop Rodel M. Acdal after he received his episcopal pin during the Philippines Central Conference at Wesleyan University-Philippines in Cabanatuan City, Philippines. On the right is Acdal’s wife, Maria Rosario Cherry Acdal. Delegates to the conference elected Acdal on the sixth ballot on Nov. 25. Photo by Gladys P. Mangiduyos, UM News.

Philippines Central Conference elects Acdal as bishop

The president of John Wesley College was elected on the sixth ballot. He will lead the Baguio Episcopal Area.
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Newly elected Bishop Stefan Zürcher addresses delegates and guests at the Central and Southern Europe Central Conference. Zürcher was elected Nov. 18 at the conference, which met in Basel, Switzerland. The central conference comprises United Methodist churches in 13 countries in Europe and North Africa. Photo by the Rev. Joerg Niederer.

Central and Southern Europe elects Stefan Zürcher bishop

The district superintendent of Northwestern Switzerland was elected Nov. 18 on the fourth ballot, receiving 41 of 68 votes cast.

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