Northern Ireland

Presbyterian Church elect Rev Ian McNie as new moderator

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Image caption The 64-year-old was nominated by 12 out of the 19 presbyteries who met across Ireland on Tuesday evening

Rev Ian McNie has been elected as the new moderator of the Presbyterian Church, the most senior position in the church.

The 64-year-old was nominated by 12 out of the 19 presbyteries who met across Ireland on Tuesday evening.

He was chosen from a shortlist of four ministers.

Rev McNie will take over as moderator from Rev Michael Barry and will officially take up office as the 176th moderator on 1 June.

The other shortlisted candidates were Rev Robert Bell, Rev Liz Hughes and Rev Frank Sellar.

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