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Female bishops at issue

Some say the Church of England won't be able to stop a dispute over the issue of ordaining women as bishops after a recent vote by its ruling general synod.

In July Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, the church's spiritual head and leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion, said the Church of England still has not "cracked" all the problems associated with ordaining women as bishops.

A proposal put forward by Williams and the second highest-ranking Church of England cleric, Archbishop John Sentamu, sought to appease both opponents and supporters of the measure, but was defeated.


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