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Welby: 'Absolutely delighted' over women bishops vote

The Archbishop of Canterbury has said he is "absolutely delighted" that the church has approved legislation to introduce the first women bishops in the Church of England.

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Women 'hopeful not completely confident' on bishops

Women and the Church, which campaigns in favour of women bishops, is "hopeful but not completely confident" that they will be introduced in the Church of England.

The Most Rev Justin Welby speaking ahead of the vote on women bishops in November 2012. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Speaking ahead of a key meeting where members of the General Synod will be asked to give final approval to legislation backing women bishops, Hilary Cotton said, "It is the same people there, those who are opposed on principle have said that they are voting against."

"They are not representative of the wider Church of England," she added.

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