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Church of England ready to discuss women bishops

November 20, 2012

The Church of England’s general synod is prepared to discuss the ordination of women as bishops, with the newly designated Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Justin Welby, supporting the proposal.

Dr. Welby, whose appointment has not yet been formally confirmed, said that the Anglican communion should “finish the job” that began with the ordination of women to the Anglican priesthood 20 years ago. But he promised that opponents of the proposal would receive ample opportunity to present their arguments.


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  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Nov. 20, 2012 10:46 PM ET USA

    The moment that the Anglicans accepted divorce and remarriage was the moment they began the slow slide through contraception to female clergy and all the rest. There is no friction on that slide. The Catholic Church ought to learn from their example. Hold the line or be hanged by it.