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Anglican cleric declines appointment as bishop over female-bishops dispute

December 17, 2012

An Anglican cleric has declined appointment as a bishop because of opposition to his stance against the ordination of women as bishops.

Father Philip North, who had been named to become Bishop of Whitby, said that he would not take the post because he could not bring unity to the Anglican diocese. His opposition to female bishops had drawn loud criticism from members of the Church of England in that diocese.


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