25 years ago today - May 31, 1996

Apostle Dallin H. Oaks marches in procession in honoring Carolyn Tanner Irish's ordination as bishop of Utah's Episcopal diocese. Bishop Irish was an LDS member until her Protestant conversion as an adult. LDS president Gordon B. Hinckley tells general conference in October: "I know of no other organization [besides the LDS church] which affords women so many opportunities... for holding positions of leadership and responsibility," even though Mormon women cannot be ordained to ecclesiastical office.

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database (http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase)]]

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