Church of England set for vote on female bishops

The Church of England will make the historic decision today Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

The Church of England's national assembly will be asked to give the final approval to legislation introducing women bishops today.

The 470-strong body, meeting in Church House, London, will vote today on whether to allow the legislation to clear its final hurdle before going to the Houses of Parliament for approval.

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