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Female Bishops to become legal in CoE

Legislation permitting women to be appointed to the role of Bishop has just been passed by the General Synod, meeting in York. Two years ago when this last came up the Measure easily secured the required 2/3 majority of Bishops and Clergy but fell short among representatives of the laity. This time the Measure allowed provision for "transitional arrangements" for congregations that did not wish to be under a female bishop (in case the apostolic succession failed to deliver pure Jesus juice if the succeeding apostle comes over all menstrual), the delay also gave parishioners the opportunity to replace those representatives who voted against the wishes of the actual congregations.

The vote was:

House of Bishops - 37 in favour, 2 against, 1 abstention.

House of Clergy - 162 in favour, 25 against, 4 abstentions.

House of Laity - 152 in favour, 45 against, 5 abstentions.


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