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Church of England formally approves plans for women bishops

The Church of England has formally adopted legislation which means its first female bishops could be ordained next year.

The amendment was passed with a show of hands at the general synod.

The first women priests were ordained in 1994, but to date they have not been able to take on the Church's most senior roles.

Richard Lister reports.

  • 17 Nov 2014
  • From the section UK
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