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21/11/2012

CoE Has 'Lost Some Measure Of Credibility' Says Rowan Williams

Following the rejection of vote to introduce female bishops, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said the Church of England has "lost a measure of credibility".

The Most Reverend Rowan Williams told the ruling general synod that the Church could be seen as "wilfully blind" to modern trends and priorities.

While 324 synod members voted for women bishops, Church voting rules mean 122 votes against were enough to block it.

Dr Williams addressed the synod on Wednesday morning, the day after the ruling body had rejected legislation that would have paved the way for women bishops within two years.

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He said: "The temptation to run around saying, 'What do we do? Who do we blame?' today is going to be strong. I hope that we will try and hold back from simple recrimination in all this.

"The work to do internally is considerable - but, it's tempting to say, that is as nothing compared with the work we have to do externally. We have, to put it very bluntly, a lot of explaining to do."

He went on: "Whatever the motivations for voting yesterday, whatever the theological principle on which people acted and spoke, the fact remains that a great deal of this discussion is not intelligible to our wider society - worse than that, it seems that we are wilfully blind to some of the trends and priorities in that wider society."

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CoE Has 'Lost Some Measure Of Credibility' Says Rowan Williams - Following the rejection of vote to introduce female bishops, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said the Church of England has "lost a measure of credibility".