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Archbishop Welby with Pope Francis in June (AP)

Archbishop of Canterbury writes to Pope Francis and other church leaders

Archbishop Welby with Pope Francis in June (AP)

Father Anthony Currer says it is significant that change has been implemented by the Church of England

The Church of England has voted to allow women to become bishops  (PA)

From a Catholic point of view, nothing much has changed – it is the principle of female ordination that is the sticking point.

Mgr Newton, leader of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Mgr Newton says decision makes it harder for those in Church of England who want unity with Catholics

Vote on female bishops

And we should not think we are immune from such problems

Politburo Standing Committee members Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang. China does not let the Pope choose his bishops (Photo: PA)

Something rather sinister has happened in the wake of the General Synod vote

A member of the Synod votes 'no' on their handset (Photo: PA)

The arguments for women priests were wholly secular. This is, in any case, the state Church: and in the end the state will decide

A meeting of the General Synod at the Assembly Hall of Church House (Photo: PA)

Now the ‘Church in turmoil’ headline will run for another five years

The Church of England General Synod (PA photo)
Parliament can insist on women bishops in the Church of England (Photo: PA)

If anyone doubted the Erastianism of the C of E, Frank Field has now proved it