Church warned over women bishops
John BinghamSpecial legal privileges and even its position as the established Church could be called into question if the General Synod rejected the plan, they warned.
The Synod will vote on whether to admit women to the episcopacy at a special sitting in London. Despite strong support throughout the Church for the move, the outcome was described as on a “knife-edge” because of the need to secure two thirds support in all three of its branches: bishops, clergy and laity.
The outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, is pinning hopes for his legacy on the success of the vote. His successor, Justin Welby, the Bishop of Durham, is also due to make an impassioned plea in favour during the debate.
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"Church warned over women bishops", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2012. Consulté le 05/03/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/church-warned-over-women-bishops