For the first time in the country's history, the number of female priests exceeded the number of male priests in Sweden. The Guardian writes about the news.
According to the secretary for the Church of Sweden, Cristina Grenholm, 50.1 % of the country's priests are women.
"From a historical perspective, this parity happened faster than we earlier imagined," she noted.
Grenholm said that a report in 1990 estimated that women would not make up half the total clergy until 2090.
A woman headed the Swedish Church for the first time in the history of the country in 2013, while the Church of Sweden has allowed female priests since 1958.