Monday, July 12, 2010
The Church of England's ruling synod has decided that women bishops should be created.
The synod has given minimal concessions to traditionalist Anglicans who opposed the move.
They had sought exemptions from serving under women bishops and guaranteed access to a male alternative.
But the synod decided that it would be up to the women bishops to decide the identity of any bishop coming into their dioceses.
They would also have the ability to dictate the functions these bishops could carry out.
The BBC's religious correspondent Robert Pigott said women bishops would have only to consult a code of practice guiding them in their dealings with traditionalists.
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