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Archbishop Welby’s Unity Plea to Pope Francis Over Women Bishops

The Archbishop of Canterbury has written to Pope Francis in a plea to prevent the ordination of women bishops from derailing plans for the eventual reunification between the Anglican and Roman Catholic churches… Archbishop of Canterbury insists differences over women … Continue reading

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Russian Orthodox Church Statement on Church of England Decision to Allow Women to Serve as Bishops

The Orthodox Church News: The Russian Orthodox Church has been alarmed and disappointed to learn about the decision of the Church of England to admit women to the episcopate, since the centuries-old relationships between our two Churches had shown possibilities … Continue reading

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Women Bishops Approved By Church Of England

Told you so.   The General Synod of the Church of England voted today that women can be consecrated as bishops, 18 months years after a similar measure was controversially voted down. The vote required passage by a two-thirds majority … Continue reading

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ELCA Elects First Female Presiding Bishop(ess)

Religion News Service: The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on Wednesday (Aug. 14) elected the Rev. Elizabeth Eaton as the denomination’s first female presiding bishop. Eaton received 600 votes against incumbent Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson, who received 287. Eaton, the current … Continue reading

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Church of England Unveils Plan for Women Bishops in 2015

Yahoo news: The Church of England published a plan on Friday to approve the ordination of women bishops by 2015, a widely supported reform it just missed passing last November after two decades of divisive debate. It said the new … Continue reading

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Archbishop, It Starts with Deacons…

Or is that, Deaconesses? Germany’s top Roman Catholic has called for women to be allowed to become deacons, which would enable them to perform baptisms and marriages outside of mass – a novelty for Catholic women… But it doesn’t stop … Continue reading

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Archbishop of Canterbury Will Eventually Be a Woman

So convinced is the incumbent: The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, says he is convinced his role will eventually be held by a woman. He said it would “certainly” happen one day despite the Church of England General Synod’s rejection … Continue reading

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ACNA to Review Women’s Orders

Via George Conger: The College of Bishops of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) has agreed to launch a Task Force examining the question of the Holy Orders of women clergy.  Meeting last week in Orlando, the ACNA bishops … Continue reading

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Take a Deep Breath, Anglicans

The Church of England has just defeated, by a very narrow vote, a proposal to allow women to become bishops. The measure needed two-thirds of the vote in each of the houses: the House of Bishops, the House of Clergy, … Continue reading

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Church of England Faces Backlash Over Rejecting Bishopesses

When the Church of England scuttled plans to allow women bishops on Nov. 20, incoming Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby called it “a very grim day for women and their supporters.”Now, that grim day is turning into a church-state nightmare … Continue reading

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