Unmarried cohabitant can also become priest in Church of Norway


Northern Europe


Olav Fykse Tveit (l.) is consecrated to the bishop of Nidaros by the bishop of Borg Atle Sommerfeldt in Nidaros Dome, in Trondheim. Photo EPA, Gorm Kallestad

Officially, cohabiting partners who are not married cannot become a priest in the Church of Norway. The Bishop's Conference has a resolution against cohabitation. Yet, individual bishops say that they are open to ordaining cohabiting priests.