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Church of England votes in favour of allowing women bishops

Published 14/07/2014 | 17:03

The pastoral ring, mitre and stick
The pastoral ring, mitre and stick

The Church of England's governing body voted in favour of allowing women bishops on Monday, overturning centuries of tradition in a Church that has been deeply divided over the issue.

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After almost five hours of debate, the General Synod, the governing body of the Church of England, approved the proposal to allow women to take up senior roles in the Church.

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