Interview: Church of England Now In Favor of Female Bishops

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The Church of England has voted to allow women to enter its top ranks as bishops.

The Church’s national assembly, known as the General Synod, approved the historic measure at its meeting in York in northern England. It had the support of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Prime Minister.

The vote comes two years after similar legislation failed to reach a two-thirds majority among the Synod’s lay members.

ABC News correspondent Tom Rivers joined us to discuss:

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