Church of England OKs women bishops in vote

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Church of England OKs women bishops in vote

The Church of England on Monday, July 14, voted to allow female bishops for the first time in its close to 500-year history. The Church is the mother church of the global Anglican Communion, which has about 80 million followers in over 165 countries. The vote came after intensive diplomacy by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, a former oil executive. The first women bishops could now be appointed before the year ends. British Prime Minister David Cameron on Twitter described the vote as “a great day for the Church and for equality.”

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