Mother of three children can become a bishop

Mother of three children can become a bishop
Mother of three children can become a bishop
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57-year-old Alison Peden, a canon from Scotland, could become Britain's first female bishop.

The mother of three children can become a bishop

Reverend Alison Peden, 57, a canon from Scotland, could become Britain's first female bishop

The bold decision split the entire Anglican Church into two parts - fierce opponents of such liberalism (so far they are in the majority) and supporters of innovation. Thus, the Church of Wales voted against the ordination of women as bishops, and the Irish Church supported the initiative of the Scots. True, in Ireland itself, the weaker sex has not yet risen to the level of bishops.

At the General Synod in February next year, the Church of England will discuss all the details of the rite of consecration of women as bishops. The Reverend Preden is pastor of Holy Trinity Church, Stirling, and canon of St Ninian's Cathedral, Perth. Her main rival for the bishopric is the 59-year-old pastor of St Ninian's Church in Glasgow, the Reverend Gregor Duncan.

A new Scottish bishop will be elected on January 16 after applicants meet with members of an electoral synod made up of clergy and laity.

Source:The Daily Telegraph

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