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Church of England Formally Approves Women Bishops
Originally Posted: 11/17/2014 - 3:19pm | Type: Blog

Twenty years after women were ordained as priests, the Church of England is set to appoint its first woman bishop by year’s end or at the start of 2015. Twenty years after women w ...

Church of England Kicks the Devil Out of Baptism Rite
Originally Posted: 07/15/2014 - 3:44pm | Type: Blog

While Christians waited to learn whether the Church of England would approve the consecration of women bishops, the church’s governing body — the General Synod — quietly voted to drop all future references to ...

Church of England Approves Women Bishops in Historic Vote
Originally Posted: 07/14/2014 - 3:22pm | Type: Blog

After 20 years of turmoil and angry debate, on Monday the General Synod of the Church of England said “yes” to women bishops. After 20 years of turmoil and angry debate, on Monday ...

Church of England paves the way for women bishops
Originally Posted: 11/20/2013 - 4:11pm | Type: Blog

The Church of England’s governing body has approved new proposals that would allow women bishops to be ordained by this time next year. The Church of England’s governing body has ...

Church of England Faces Backlash Over Rejecting Women Bishops
Originally Posted: 11/27/2012 - 4:23pm | Type: Blog

When the Church of England scuttled plans to allow women bishops on Nov. 20, incoming Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby called it “a very grim day for women and their supporters.” ...