Church's Decision Doctrine Fails to Get Approval

by Hal Mooz 21. November 2012 14:20

Church of England votes against having female bishops


The Church of England Synod on Tuesday voted down a measure to consecrate women as bishops, ending for now 12 years of debate on a question that has caused deep divisions between traditionalists and liberals and caused some members to flee to the Roman Catholic Church. The 470 participants of the annual synod were divided into three houses – bishops, clergy and laity, with a two-thirds majority in each house needed to pass the resolution. While a wide majority of bishops and clergy voted in favor, the laity vote, 132 to 74, caused the motion to just fall short of approval.,0,1823773.story





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