As it happened: Vote backs women bishops

Key points

  • The Church of England has voted in favour of allowing women to be appointed as bishops
  • The vote took place at a meeting of the ruling general synod in York - 18 months after a previous attempt was blocked
  • The Yes votes overturns centuries of tradition in a Church that has been deeply divided over the issue for decades
  • Anglican leaders had warned of severe damage to the Church's reputation

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Reporting:

  • Mario Cacciottolo 

Last updated 14 July 2014

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