Politicians have put forward a proposal partially separating the Norwegian Church from the State.
All Parties have backed the constitutional modification, which would mean the government would no longer appoint Deans and Bishops.
This power would be transferred to the Church instead, putting an end to 500-year old tradition. The move means no official state religion would be in place in Norway, either, and is designed to make the Church more open, democratic, and inclusive.
Moreover, an amendment to the proposal would remove the present requirement for 50 percent of government ministers being members of the Lutheran Church, if passed, an information officer at the Parliament informed The Foreigner.
Politicians are scheduled to debate and vote on the matter at 12:00 on 21 May.
Earlier this year, a priest in Drammen slammed council proposals to make the multicultural municipality more “religion neutral”.
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