Group set up to review church practices after controversy over prospective Sheffield bishop's stance on women priests
A special group will conduct a further review of the Church of England's approach to accepting priests opposed to ordaining women - after a prospective Bishop of Sheffield stepped aside because of his stance on female clergy.
The Rt Rev Philip North withdrew from the Sheffield role in March last year in response to widespread unease about his traditionalist position.
A pressure group - Sheffield Action on Ministry Equality - was formed and activists even dressed the Women of Steel sculpture in Barker's Pool with bishop's clothing in suffragette colours.
Afterwards, a report by independent... read more
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