Controversial priest in Ørskog who refused to work with female priests steps down

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Priest Vidar Nes Mygland was temporarily removed from service after refusing to work with female priests. Now he’s stepping down.

“We had a meeting on Friday, where we reached an agreement. For the sake of Mygland and his family, we chose to publish the news today so that they could have peace this weekend,” bishop Ingeborg Midttømme in Møre told the newspaper Vårt Land.

The 32-year-old priest was employed in a four-month temporary position in Ørskog in Ålesund Municipality. Earlier this month, he was temporarily removed from service after it became known that he did not want to work with female priests.

“I am fully aware that I am employed in a church with female priests. And I wish them the best in their service. But I can not carry out service with them,” Mygland told the newspaper Sunnmørsposten on October 1.

Note: The picture used is for illustration purposes only.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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