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Wales to get women bishops

Women will be allowed to become bishops in the Church in Wales following a key vote at the Anglican groups meeting today.

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Women bishops in the UK and Ireland

  • Ireland (including Northern Ireland): Approved the ordination of women as priests and bishops in 1990, although no women have been ordained so far.
  • Scotland: Scottish Episcopal Church has allowed women bishops since 2003. While a female priest was shortlisted in 2010, none has been ordained.

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