Thursday, 17 July 2014

Anglican Tanzania okays female bishops

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By  The Citizen Reporters

Mwanza/Mbeya/Dodoma. Anglican bishops in Tanzania say the church’s decision to allow female bishops is a significant development in the quest for human equality.

The Synod of the Church of England, the seat of power for the Anglican Church, ended one of its longest and most divisive disputes on Monday with an overwhelming vote in favour of allowing women to become bishops.

The long-awaited change marks the completion of a process that started more than 20 years ago with the ordination of women as priests.

In separate interviews with The Citizen yesterday, Anglican bishops of Victoria Nyanza and Mara dioceses welcomed the move.

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