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Church of England approves women bishops in historic vote

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The Church of England overcame bitter divisions Monday to vote in favour of allowing female bishops for the first time in its nearly 500-year history. 

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby (R) breaks for lunch with his chaplain Jo Wells (L) during the Church of England General Synod in York, northern England, on July 14, 2014

The decision reverses a previous shock rejection in 2012 and comes after intensive diplomacy by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.

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