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Church vote rejects women bishops

Church vote rejects women bishops Dr Rowan Williams, (c), the outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury listens during a meeting of the General Synod.

Tue, November 20, 2012 - 1:54 PM

LONDON (AP) — The Church of England's governing body has narrowly blocked a move to permit women to serve as bishops.

Following a day-long debate today, opponents mustered enough support to deny the necessary two-thirds majority among lay members of the General Synod.

Church officials say it may take five years to go through the process of taking new legislation to a final vote.

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