Church vote rejects women bishops

CAROL MARTINDALE, carolmartindale@nationnews.com

Added 20 November 2012

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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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