Lutherans ordain first Palestinian woman pastor in Holy Land


              Sally Ibrahim Azar, foreground, a Palestinian Christian and Council member of the Lutheran World Federation reacts to a scout band at a procession before she is ordained as the first female pastor in the Holy Land, in the Old City of Jerusalem, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
            
              Lutheran Christian clergy walk in a procession past a Palestinian scout band for the ordination of Sally Ibrahim Azar, a Palestinian Christian and Council member of the Lutheran World Federation, the first female pastor in the Holy Land, in the Old City of Jerusalem, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
            
              A member of Lutheran Christian clergy walks in a procession for the ordination of Sally Ibrahim Azar, a Palestinian Christian and Council member of the Lutheran World Federation, the first female pastor in the Holy Land, in the Old City of Jerusalem, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. (AP Photo/ Maya Alleruzzo)
            
              Sally Ibrahim Azar, center, a Palestinian Christian and Council member of the Lutheran World Federation is applauded by clergy after she was ordained as the first female pastor in the Holy Land, in the Old City of Jerusalem, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
            
              Sally Ibrahim Azar, center, a Palestinian Christian and Council member of the Lutheran World Federation checks her collar before the procession for her ordination as the first female pastor in the Holy Land, in the Old City of Jerusalem, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
            
              Sally Ibrahim Azar, center, a Palestinian Christian and Council member of the Lutheran World Federation is applauded by clergy after she was ordained as the first female pastor in the Holy Land, in the Old City of Jerusalem, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. (AP Photo/ Maya Alleruzzo)
            
              Sally Ibrahim Azar, center, a Palestinian Christian and Council member of the Lutheran World Federation is applauded by clergy after she was ordained as the first female pastor in the Holy Land, in the Old City of Jerusalem, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
Lutherans ordain first Palestinian woman pastor in Holy Land