Britain's Bishop Sarah Mullally, who has been named as the next Bishop of London, photographed in London, Britain, in this handout picture supplied December 18, 2017. Church of England/Handout via REUTERS
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bishop of London appointedFormer nurse Sarah Mullally was appointed bishop of London Monday, the first female to take the job, one of the most senior in the Church of England.The Church of England allowed women to become priests in 1994 but only appointed its first female bishop in 2014, ending years of efforts by modernizers to overcome opposition from traditionalists.An attempt to bring in women bishops failed in 2012 when traditionalist lay members defeated the move in a vote in the General Synod, the church's governing body.
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