The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby
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Female Archbishop of Canterbury 'would delight' Justin Welby

13 July 2014 Last updated at 10:06 BST

The Archbishop of Canterbury has encouraged the Church of England's General Synod to vote to introduce women bishops.

The Most Rev Justin Welby told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show that he hoped there would be a female bishop appointed by early 2015.

You can watch the Andrew Marr Show in full on the BBC iPlayer.