Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Church of England votes overwhelmingly for women bishops
A year to the day since the Church of England was thrown into crisis by the rejection of women bishops, its General Synod backs the measure

By John Bingham Religious Affairs Editor
Nov. 20, 2013

The Church of England's General Synod has voted overwhelmingly in favour of women bishops exactly a year after previous legislation was brought down by traditionalists.

Members of all three strands of the Synod - bishops, clergy and laity - gave strong support to a new measure in its first formal consideration by the Church's governing body.

In an initial test of opinion, only eight members voted against with 378 in favour and 25 abstentions. A further, more formal vote, was due to take place later.

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