The first woman elected as leader of the US Episcopal Church, Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, last night said homosexuality was not a sin and that gays and lesbians were created by God.

The election of a woman this week -“ and a gay-friendly woman at that -“ is likely to anger conservatives in the worldwide Anglican Communion who were already threatening to leave the Church over the ordination of gay bishops.

Interviewed on US television, Schori was asked if homosexuality was a sin, Reuters reported.

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