Archbishop 'preparing to introduce women bishops'

The Archbishop of Canterbury is preparing to drive through a plan to introduce women bishops should the General Synod choose to reject it for a second time, according to The Guardian.

Archbishop of Canterbury the Most Rev Justin Welby.
Archbishop of Canterbury the Most Rev Justin Welby. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

The body could be dissolved so that fresh elections could produce the necessary majority by November or bishops in the House of Lords could move to introduce the legislation without the approval of the Synod, the newspaper said.

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