Church of England General Synod approves female bishops

We welcome with joy the decision of the Synod of the Church of England to approve the consecration of women to the episcopate.

This decision strengthens further the Mission of the Church and that the gifts offered by women are increasingly the maternal face of the Church.

This maturity and inclusivity transform our way of dialogue with the world and ensure the equality of all people in the life of faith and service to the world

++ Francisco de Assis da Silva

Primate of IEAB