The Diocese of Stockholm in the (Lutheran) Church of Sweden has elected Eva Brunne as its next Bishop to replace the retiring Caroline Krook. The Swedish church newspaper Kyrkans Tidning reports that the 55-year-old parish priest at the Flemingsberg and Sundbyberg churches lives in a registered partnership and has a 3-year-old son. Sweden's gay news site QX reports that she is the world's first openly lesbian woman elected bishop and that her partner, Gunilla Lindén, is also a Swedish priest.
The Swedish newspaper Dagen, when reporting
Brunne's election on Tuesday that that she is in a registered partnership, reported Wednesday in a follow up that the Swedish Church "has been careful to give no comment" while gay organizations have been rejoicing over her election.