Marja-Sisko Aalto

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Marja-Sisko Aalto
Born Olli-Veikko Aalto
(1954-07-29) July 29, 1954 (age 64)
Nationality Finnish

Marja-Sisko Aalto (born July 29, 1954) is a Finnish minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. She was the vicar of the Imatra parish from 1986 to 2010.[1]

In November 2008, Aalto told the media that she was a trans woman and was having a sex reassignment operation. This caused a great controversy in the Church. The bishop of Mikkeli, Voitto Huotari, commented that there is no juridical obstacle for Aalto continuing as a vicar, but that there will be problems.[1]

In 2009 almost 600 members left the Imatra parish.[2] In November 2009 Aalto returned to the job of vicar after spending a year on leave. In March 2010, she requested to be allowed to resign.[3]


  1. ^ a b Juhani Saarinen. "Kirkkoherra odotti vuosikymmeniä muutosta miehestä naiseksi - - Kotimaa". Retrieved 2013-04-30. 
  2. ^ Juhani Saarinen (2010-01-06). "Lähes 600 imatralaista erosi seurakunnasta - - Kotimaa". Retrieved 2013-04-30. 
  3. ^ "Marja-Sisko Aalto eroaa virastaan | Yle Uutiset". Archived from the original on 2010-03-23. Retrieved 2013-04-30. 

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