Anglicans Deny Women Bishops

    LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25:  The Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams poses for photographers in Lambeth Palace Library on May 25, 2011 in London, England. The book is part of an exhibition called "Out of the Original Sacred Tongues", showing bibles in various languages from as early as the 10th century.  (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

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    What century is the Church of England operating in? The General Synod, the decision-making body, voted 324-122 in favor of allowing female bishops in the Church, but that was six votes short of the required majority. Rowan Williams, the outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury, expressed his “deep personal sadness” over the issue, and wished his successor, Rev. Justin Welby, “every blessing with resolving this in the shortest possible time.” Williams is stepping down at the end of this year after a decade in the position.

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