Church of England approves female bishops

(AGI) London, Nov 17 - Female priests in the Church of Englandare now ready to be appointed as bishops. British press and theBBC on Monday hailed the news as the start of a "culturalrevolution" for the UK. A final vote by the General Synod willgive its definitive approval for the historic reform to thereligion, guided by Queen Elizabeth II and the Archbishop ofCanterbury, after it passed the first reading in July. Womenhave been able to be ordained since 1994, and the first femalebishop, despite the tensions between progressive andtraditionalist Anglicans, may

(AGI) London, Nov 17 - Female priests in the Church of Englandare now ready to be appointed as bishops. British press and theBBC on Monday hailed the news as the start of a "culturalrevolution" for the UK. A final vote by the General Synod willgive its definitive approval for the historic reform to thereligion, guided by Queen Elizabeth II and the Archbishop ofCanterbury, after it passed the first reading in July. Womenhave been able to be ordained since 1994, and the first femalebishop, despite the tensions between progressive andtraditionalist Anglicans, may be nominated in January 2015, theBBC reported. Applications for the first female bishopry havealready arrived and the first vacancies will be in Southwelland Nottingham, followed by Newcastle, Gloucester, and Oxford.British media further revealed that courses to train femalebishops have already begun. (AGI) . .