Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Daily Telegraph: Church plans 'no women' breakaway dioceses

(Ed: "Misleading Headline Alert" - the Manchester Report is not a 'church plan', new dioceses is one of six options it presents for discussion by General Synod, and the dioceses would not be 'breakaway'. Read my blog on this, here.)

Church leaders fear that any attempt to introduce women bishops could enrage conservative members of the congregation and lead to mass walk-outs.

One compromise option being considered is the formation of divisions within the church, such as new provinces, dioceses and even religious societies without women priests or bishops.

However, some believe the Church is risking total fracture if it continues to try to placate all sides. Read more
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