Thursday, 10 April 2008

Australian Anglicans reach agreement on women bishops

(Ed: There, that wasn't so hard, was it?)

The bishops of the Anglican Church of Australia have unanimously agreed to a way forward together on the divisive issue of the introduction of women bishops. This followed a long but constructive debate during the bishops annual meeting in Newcastle this week.

In adopting the “Women in the Episcopate” protocol the bishops recognised “the good faith” of those in the church who support the new development of women bishops and of those who find that they cannot do so.

They resolved to “nurture the highest possible level of collegiality as bishops” in the future. The bishops agreed to make special provision in situations where the ministry of a woman bishop would not be welcome. Read more
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