Church of England allows women as bishops in historic vote

November 17, 2014 4:47 PM

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Church of England allows women as bishops in historic vote

Nov. 17, 2014 - Female clergy react immediately after the General Synod voted in favor of women Bishops at the Anglican General Synod in Church House, London. (AP)

A long campaign to put women in more powerful roles in the Church of England had a victory Monday when the Church adopted legislation to allow female bishops to be ordained starting next year.

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