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  • Church of England approves proposal for women bishops

    As predicted, the Church of England approved a proposal for women bishops for the church.

  • Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams said the Church of England has much explaining to do following its failure to vote to allow women to serve as bishops. The vote among lay members on Tuesday fell short of the required two-thirds majority. (Associated Press)

    Anglicans must ‘get on with it’

    The Church of England has much explaining to do following its failure to vote to allow women to serve as bishops, its leader said Wednesday — and politicians from the prime minister downward are already demanding action or answers.

  • Dr. Rowan Williams (center), the outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury, speaks Nov. 20, 2012, during a meeting of the General Synod of the Church of England in London, where a vote on whether to give final approval to legislation introducing the first women bishops will take place. (Associated Press)

    Church of England says no to female bishops

    The Church of England's governing body on Tuesday narrowly blocked a move to permit women to serve as bishops, leaving the church facing more years of contentious debate.

  • Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams reads the Book of Common Prayer in the grounds of Lambeth Palace, in London on March 16, 2012. Williams says he is stepping down at the end of the year, closing a tumultuous decade as leader of a global Anglican communion sharply divided on issues of sexuality and gender. (Associated Press/PA Wire)

    Rowan Williams to step down as Anglican leader

    Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams is stepping down at the end of the year, calling an end to a tumultuous decade as leader of a global Anglican Communion that has been sharply divided over sexuality and gender.

  • Sony sorry for game with church shooting

    LONDON (AP) — Sony issued a public apology yesterday for a violent video game that features a bloody shootout inside an Anglican cathedral, but it did not address the Church of England's demands that the company withdraw the game.

  • Sony, church discuss violent game

    TOKYO (AP) — Sony has begun talks with the Church of England over complaints that violent action sequences in a shooting game for the new PlayStation 3 console take place in what appears to be Manchester Cathedral.

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