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Church of England: No female bishops

Posted: November 21, 2012 at 5:22 a.m.

Outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams embraces a woman colleague after draft legislation introducing the first women bishops in the Church of England failed to receive final approval from the church’s General Synod on Tuesday at Church House in central London.

The Church of England’s governing body Tuesday narrowly blocked a move to permit women to serve as bishops, leaving the church facing more years of contentious debate.

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