York (United Kingdom) (AFP) - The Church of England on Monday voted to allow its first ever female bishops, ending half a century of divisive wrangling over the role of women.
The decision taken by the church's governing body in York, northern England, reverses a previous shock rejection in 2012 and comes after intensive diplomacy by Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.
- Religion & Beliefs
- Society & Culture
- Church of England