If everything goes okay, people of England will get to see women bishops by the year 2015.
The Church of England, the mother church to almost 80 million Anglicans across the globe, has long been trying to obtain the approval for the ordination of women bishops, and has brought out a plan regarding it before a few days, says a report.
It is basically a type of reorganization that the country is going to experience within the next few years, and has already earned lots of supports from the common people as well as the England officials.
Since last two decades, the anticipated reform has been going through numerous questions and divisive disputes. It was about to be passed in the month of November in 2012. But officials were compelled to pause due to certain reasons.
However, the plan has been modified to some extent in past few months and drafted in a document containing the signatures of Justin Welby and John Sentamu, Archibishop of Canterbury and Archibishop of York, respectively. According to the report, it is going to be sent to the governing body of the Church in the month of July for commencing the process of approval.
The best thing about the proposal is that it will make it compulsory for each and every bishopric to have a bishop who is ready to establish women as priests. Moreover, it will also stop the minority conservative section of the society, which went up against women clergy and obstructed the alteration at the last Synod meeting.
As per these traditionalists, the concept of women bishop is completely contradictory to the Bible and such a change would affect the social order to a great extent. But, the authorities of the Church of England is eager to promote a more contemporary and democratic reflection of the church as it has been fighting against the declining numbers of worshippers in several increasingly secular countries.
In November, the situation became extremely tough for the Church of England as the proposal got cancelled in the House of Laity for not being able to earn just 4 more unique votes. Notable, it gained as much as 73 percent votes at that time.
However, the Synod’s house of laity, bishops and clergy is trying hard to obtain the support of at least two-thirds majority now. If it fails to fetch a single necessary vote this time, the Church officials would have to wait for five more years to submit the proposal once again.