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Church of England OKs Women Bishops

Could see first ordained by year's end

(Newser) - The Church of England today took a pretty large step into the 21st century, voting by a two-thirds majority to allow the ordination of women as bishops. It's a reversal of a 2012 vote that failed by just six votes , notes Sky News , and cements the role of female... More »

Church of England Rejects Female Bishops

Vote narrowly fails, likely putting issue on hold for 5 years

(Newser) - The Church of England allows women to be priests, but it decided today that they still can't be promoted to bishops. The church's governing body just barely blocked a measure to permit female bishops—the majority was in favor, but the measure missed the required two-thirds majority in... More »

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