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Williams warns Church 'frustrated' over women bishops

8 July 2012 Last updated at 22:06 BST

The Archbishop of Canterbury has said many in the Church of England are "profoundly frustrated" as it struggles over the issue of women bishops.

In a sermon in York Minster, Dr Rowan Williams stressed to the opposing sides "my neighbour knows that her or his joy is what most deeply I care about".

The Church's ruling synod has outlined to plans to exempt traditionalists from serving under women bishops.

But it has said it will now seek to delay Monday's vote on the change.

Robert Piggott reports.