2010-07-13 18:42:32

Debate Over Bishops at the General Synod of the Church of England

(RV - 13 July 10) The Church of England has moved one step closer to the consecration of women bishops during a highly charged debate at its General Synod meeting in the northern city of York this week.
A narrowly defeated vote in one of the Synod’s three houses of Bishops, Clergy and Laity means there will be few concessions made to traditionalists who have been strongly opposed to the move.
Msgr Andrew Faley is assistant general secretary in charge of ecumenical and inter-religious relations at the Catholic bishops conference of England and Wales
He told Philippa Hitchen that while these latest developments represent a significant setback to the goal of full visible unity between the churches, they may also bring a greater clarity to discussions between the two denominations. RealAudioMP3

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