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Church of England synod vote 'paves way' for women bishops

The Church of England's ruling body has voted in favour of proposals which could allow the ordination of women bishops next year.

Members of the general synod passed a motion with a majority of 378 to eight, with 25 abstentions.

Theologian Vicky Beeching told the BBC's Ben Moore it was a ''really encouraging'' result which broke through the ''stained-glass ceiling'' in the Anglican church.

  • 20 Nov 2013
  • From the section UK
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