The Church of England voted on Monday to allow women to become bishops, a historic decision which overturns centuries of tradition in a Church that has been deeply divided over the issue.
Two years ago, a similar proposal failed narrowly due to opposition from traditionalist lay members, to the dismay of modernisers, the Church hierarchy and politicians.
But after a five-hour debate on Monday, the General Synod, the governing body of the Church of England, voted overwhelmingly in favour of an amended plan at its meeting in the northern English city of York....
John Yurich USA wrote: Doesn't the Church of England care that this decision of theirs to permit women Bishops will further erode membership in the Church of England?
and more of them will join the Romish Church, apparently not.
Also this erodes the warm fuzzy feeling that the fairy princes of the Romish Church was trying to develop with the Anglican Church,
Giovanni Maria Vian wrote: ‚ÄúIt's a decision that complicates the ecumenical path. The problem is not only with Rome but also with Orthodox Churches, and that the Anglican Church is itself divided on the issue.