Church of England loses no time, appoints third woman bishop and first to oversee a diocese

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Rachel Treweek, the Archdeacon of Hackney, speaks during a meeting of the General Synod of the Church of England, at Church House in central London on November 21, 2012. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Yui Mok/Pool *Editors: This photo can only be republished with RNS-ENGLAND-BISHOP, transmitted on March 26, 2015.

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CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Rachel Treweek will be the first to run a diocese on her own. She will be one rank below archbishop and will become the first woman bishop to sit in the House of Lords, the British Parliament’s Upper House.