Archbishop 'concentrating on getting vote through'

A spokesman for Lambeth Palace, the Archbishop of Canterbury's office, said they are "concentrating on getting the vote [on women bishops] through".

"It would not be helpful to speculate further," he added.

Jean Mayland from Women And The Church with a banner for women bishops.
A vote for women bishops failed to pass the Church of England's General Synod in November 2012. Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

His comments follow a report that stated the Most Rev Justin Welby was preparing to drive through a plan to introduce women bishops in the Church of England.

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