Sally Azar umugore wa mbere wagizwe Pasiteri i Yeruzalemu.

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Abagore bakomeje kwiyongera mu buyobozi bw’amadini atandukanye, aho bwa mbere mu mateka Umunya-Palestine Sally Azar, yabaye umugore wa mbere wimitswe akagirwa Pasiteri mu Mujyi wa Yeruzalemu.

Ni umuhango wabaye kuri iki cyumweru mu itorero ry’aba-Lutheri [Lutheran Church], mu Mujyi wa Yeruzalemu.

Rev. Azar yavuze ko yishimiye cyane intambwe y’amateka yateye afashijwe n’itorero rye.

Ati “Ndizera ko abakobwa benshi n’abagore bazamenya ko ibi bishoboka kandi n’abandi bagore mu yandi matorero bazatwigana. Ndabizi ko bizafata igihe kirekire ariko ntekereza ko bishobora gushimisha cyane izi mpinduka zibayeho muri Palestine”.

Abakirisitu ni bake muri Palestine, Israel na Jordanie. Abenshi usanga bari mu matorero nka Orthodox cyangwa muri Kiliziya Gatolika, kandi aya madini ntabwo yemerera abagore kuba abapadiri.

Icyakora mu yandi madini nk’aba-porotesitanti, abagore bamaze igihe kinini bahabwa inshingano z’abapasiteri.

Azar yimitswe na Se, Bishop Sani Azar. Uyu mugore avuga ko nubwo umubyeyi we yamubereye icyitegererezo, atigeze amushyiraho igitutu cyo kwiga amasomo y’Iyobokamana.

Rev. Azar azakora inshingano zitandukanye zirimo kuyobora amateraniro n’inyigisho za bibiliya muri Yeruzalemu na Beit Sahour.

“I hope that many girls and women will know this is possible and that other women in other churches will join us. I know it will take a long time, but I think it could be exciting if this changes in Palestine,” Azar said, according to the BBC.

Antje Jackelén, an archbishop of the Church of Sweden, also joined the Sunday mass in Jerusalem and posted a photo of the first woman pastor with the caption: “Now she is ordained: Sally Azar, the first Palestinian woman to become a pastor.”

She maintained: “The road to this day has been long and required diligent work. And prayer and work continue!”

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