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Darwen vicar says 'it's time to allow women bishops'
10:44am Tuesday 17th September 2013 in News
A FEMALE vicar who advises the Bishop of Blackburn on women in the ministry said it was time to allow women to become bishops.
The Rev Canon Fleur Green, vicar at St Peter’s Church in Darwen, said the UK was being left behind as the Church in Wales voted to allow female bishops.
Women can become bishops in Scotland and Ireland and, Canon Green said, there were 23 female bishops worldwide.
She said: “Most people in the Church of England accept it will happen but the wrangling is over how it will happen. Women have been allowed to become vicars since 1992 and in today’s society they should be allowed to do everything.”
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