Day Of Equality For Church Of England As It Appoints First Female Bishop

Talk about equality? Then you must mention the Church of England’s first female bishop!

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Reverend Libby Lane just made history for the inclusion of women in religion. After years of campaigning and shortly after the change in the canon law, she has become the first female bishop appointed by Church of England.

Female priests have only been officially allowed for the past 20 years, so the title of bishop for a female is historically groundbreaking.

Lane is to become the new Bishop of Stockport, which puts an end to male leadership of the Church, something that has been happening for centuries.

Prime Minister David Cameron congratulated Lane. "This is a historic appointment and an important step forward for the Church towards greater equality in its senior positions,” he said.

In an interview, Lane expressed her joy and gratitude. “I would not have possibly imagined that it would be me.”

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