The Very Rev Frances Ward
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Church of England to vote on women bishops

The Church of England General Synod is to meet this week to vote on whether to allow women to become bishops.

The outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury and his successor the Rt Rev Justin Welby are in favour of the move.

A majority of church members also support the measure, but strong opposition from traditionalists and a complicated voting system means the outcome is uncertain.

Michael Buchanan reports.

  • 19 Nov 2012