([London] Times) Decision time over choosing New Archbishop of Canterbury

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The clergy and laity in the Church of England who are responsible for choosing the next Archbishop of Canterbury are under pressure to make a decision before the General Synod meets to vote on women bishops next month.

The choice of the successor to Dr Rowan Williams will be crucial in helping to push through the vote on women bishops when it goes to the synod for final approval on November 20.

The Bishop of Durham, Justin Welby, an evangelical, is understood to be the favourite still, but the Crown Nominations Commission is divided over the second choice. If the liberals on the commission vote against Bishop Welby at the final decision, it could go to the second choice....

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