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Church of England votes in favour of women bishops

The Church of England has voted to back the introduction of women bishops at a meeting in York.

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General Synod to vote in York on women bishops

The General Synod is taking place at the University of York Credit: Press Association

The long-running battle over women bishops comes to a head today. Members of the General Synod will cast their final vote at York University. Two years ago, legislation to allow women to become bishops narrowly missed being voted through - prompting complaints from the Bishop of Lincoln.

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