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Stephen Castle – New York Times – Thursday, 17 July 2014 (originally published 14 Jul)

Women bishops

The church’s General Synod voted to allow women to be priests in 1992, and ordinations began two years later. Image: Lindsey Parnaby/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

LONDON — After years of deadlock and division, the Church of England voted on Monday to allow women to become bishops, overturning centuries of tradition and overcoming a long-running dispute that had undermined the unity of Anglicans.

The changes will be considered by Parliament. Provided they are approved there, a formal announcement will be made at the next meeting of the General Synod, in November.

Women serve as bishops in Anglican Communion churches in several countries, including the United States, Australia and Canada, but some Anglican churches in developing countries do not even ordain women as priests . . .

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