Sunday, July 06, 2008

Church of England plans male 'superbishops' for rebel clergy who refuse to be led by women

[Mail Online] 6 Jul 2008--The Church of England today launched a plan for a new class of ‘superbishops’ to try to keep its rebel clergy within the fold.

The superbishops were the key to a rescue package to keep the CofE from breaking apart as its leaders move towards the consecration of the first women bishops.

Under the last-minute deal put forward to the Church’s parliament, the General Synod, superbishops would be given authority over traditionalist clergy and parishes which refuse to accept the leadership of a woman bishop.

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