July 14, 2014
Church of England approves women bishops in historic vote
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Members of the Church of England's General Synod gathered at the University of York on July 14, 2014, and voted 351-72 to allow the ordination of women bishops.
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CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The first woman bishop could be named by the end of the year with the appointment of at least three additional women sometime in 2015. In parts of Africa, it may take longer.