Ordination of Women as Priests in Church of England Approved

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After 10 years of debate and with the support of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Robert Runcie, the Church of England's General Synod votes by a huge margin (317-145) to approve of the ordination of women as priests.

There is, nevertheless, significant opposition to the very existence of women in the priesthood. An editorial in the Sunday Telegraph says "Spare us, O Lord, the Female of the Species." Graham Leonard, the bishop of London, leads the opposition and has announced plans for a potential split.

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