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Church of England consecrates first female diocesan bishop

Wednesday, 22 JUL 2015, was a day of historic firsts. The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby consecrated the first women to be made bishops from the Church of England’s historic heart, Canterbury Cathedral. He also consecrated the Church of England’s first female diocesan bishop.

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England’s newest bishops

Bishop Libby Lane was one of two women flanking Archbishop Dr John Sentamu at the consecration of Philip North as Bishop of Burnley yesterday. Neither

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Guardian op-ed on consecration of the Rev Libby Lane

The Guardian writes a strong op-ed in support of the Rev Libby Lane, describing her consecration today as an indicator of a more progressive Church of England. They are less decisive about the upcoming consecration of Rev Philip North, describing him as a highly qualified Bishop but criticizing his opposition to women Bishops.

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