Church of England formally approves women bishops

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Archbishop John Sentamu leaves York Minster after his enthronement service in 2005.

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CANTERBURY, England (RNS) On Monday (Nov. 17), the church’s two most senior leaders, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Archbishop of York John Sentamu, signed the change into church, or canon, law.