Death of Bishop Jane Holmes Dixon

July 24, 1937 - December 25, 2012
Washington, District Of Columbia | Age 75

2nd female bishop in Episcopal Church dies
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Jane Holmes Dixon, who became a priest in her late 40s and later became the second female bishop in the Episcopal Church, has died. She was 75.

The Diocese of Washington confirmed that Dixon died early Christmas morning at her Washington home.

Dixon served as bishop pro tempore of the Washington Diocese in 2001 and 2002. Her tenure included a standoff with a parish whose rector refused to recognize female clergy. She filed a federal...

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