GREAT BRITAIN: WOMEN BISHOPS AT THE ANGLICAN SYNOD. OK BUT NO-ONE KNOWS WHEN” “” “

Women bishops in the Church of England. Once again the general synod, the controlling body, said yes yesterday. But there are still obstacles about the way to do that. Last November’s stalemate was due to the fact that the legislation had been rejected by the laymen making up this body together with pastors and bishops; therefore, 20-year-old divisions came up again, since pastor women were ordained. "The problem is how to do that", says an Anglican spokesman to SIR Europe, "and is not for sure in the least that we shall have mitre women within 2015, as many people would like to". The problem has always been how to please parishes and believers rejecting women bishop ordination, and wanting to keep their freedom of choosing a man bishop. Women are afraid that this exception may weaken their authority once it has been written in the legislation. (Continued)

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