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Richard Pain is voted new Bishop of Monmouth

23 July 2013 Last updated at 21:53 BST

The new Bishop of Monmouth is to be Richard Pain, the Archdeacon of Monmouth, it has been announced.

The doors of Newport Cathedral had been locked as an electoral college, which included all the bishops in Wales, cast their nominations and votes.

The election follows the retirement in June of Dominic Walker, who served as Bishop of Monmouth for 10 years.

The bishop-elect says he is in favour of women bishops and wants to make the church more relevant for society.

BBC Wales Today's Jordan Davies reports.

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