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1 hour
First broadcast:
Tuesday 20 November 2012

Should women be bishops?

20 years after women were first allowed to be PRIESTS - the Church of England's governing body is to vote TODAY on whether they can be BISHOPS.

The issue's been debated for YEARS - and split the church in two. The new Archbishop of Canterbury is in FAVOUR. Campaigner REVEREND RACHEL WEIR says it's time to modernise the clergy.

FATHER DAVID HOULDING is a traditionalist. He says there are good reasons why arrangements should stay as they are.

What do YOU think? Should women have a place in the top tier of the church? Or does that go against two thousand years of ALL that the scriptures - and Christianity - have stood for?

Should women be bishops?


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