Friday, 6 May 2011

Mixed reactions to appointment of flying bishops

... Women and the Church (WATCH) said, however, that it was “deeply disappointed” by the appointment of Baker and Banks.

“They will be bishops who do not recognise women as priests, and oppose the appointment of women as bishops,” the group said in a statement.

“The vast majority of people inside and outside the Church of England want to see the Church led by women as well as men.

“The risk of these two appointments is that they will haul us back to a position where women priests and bishops are ‘nearly but not quite’ on a par with their male colleagues.” Read more

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