Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Women Bishops: Plan to stop rift

From BBC News:
The archbishops of Canterbury and York are planning a bid to stop a Church of England split over women bishops.

Draft legislation on women bishops will be debated by the Church's governing body, the general synod, next month.

Dr Rowan Williams and Dr John Sentamu will propose a new concession to opponents of women bishops.

It involves "co-ordinate jurisdiction" between a woman bishop and another bishop caring for traditionalist parishes in her diocese.

The proposal by the two most senior figures in the Church of England is aimed at catering for objectors in dioceses where a woman is consecrated a bishop.

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