First female Church of England bishop consecrated

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First female Church of England bishop consecrated

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Libby Lane became the first female bishop of the Church of England on Monday, January 26, at a grand ceremony in York cathedral. Her appointment was strongly opposed by traditionalists who believe that the Bible teaches that the top rung of the clergy has no place for a woman. A mother of two, whose husband is also a priest, Lane supports the Manchester United football club and plays the saxophone.

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