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Church of England consecrates its first female bishop
Church of England consecrates its first female bishop

The Church of England consecrated its first female bishop on Monday, ending centuries of male-only leadership. Rev. Libby Lane was ordained the bishop of Stockport at a ceremony inside York Minster, the cathedral in the northern city of York.  More than 1,000 people attended the ceremony that was interrupted once by a lone priest who remains vehemently opposed to women bishops. "No. Not in the Bible," the Rev. Paul Williamson said when Archbishop of York John Sentamu asked the congregation if it was their will that she should be ordained. "With respect, your grace, I ask to speak on this absolute impediment, please." In November, legislation was formally...

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