While the Church of England wrings its hands over the appointment of women bishops, Africa's first woman Anglican bishop is determined to get on with the job without being hung up on the gender debate.
"All leaders are ordained by God," said 61-year-old Swazi primate Ellinah Wamukoya, skimming over the very topic that has brought her worldwide attention.
"It is not like any other post where you apply. Here God calls you and you respond to that call. If you do respond, your mind should be focused on what God says to the position to which He has called you," she told AFP.
"I have responded to the call of God."
But the timing of that call could hardly have been more dramatic, or contentious.
Her enthronement as Anglican bishop of the Diocese of Swaziland last Saturday came in the very week the Anglicans' mother church, the Church of England, very publicly voted not to allow women bishops.
The outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams described opposition to the move as "wilfully blind."
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