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Church of England votes to allow female bishops
Church of England votes to allow female bishops

The Church of England has voted to allow bishops who are women. The change had been debated for years and has been a source of deep division within the church. A two-thirds vote in each of the church's three houses was required to pass the measure. A similar vote in 2012 failed, dimming supporters' hopes it would become reality in the forseeable future.  The vote tally was read out soberly, but some supporters broke out in cheers as it became clear the two-thirds line had been reached.  One caveat: According to the BBC, the measure contains some concessions for individual parishes that object to female bishops. The archbishop of Canterbury had said earlier he...

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