A first: Anglican women priests outnumber men in UK

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In 2010, women priests outnumbered male priests for the first time in the Church of England, reports Vatican Insider.

The latest available official figures for 2010 show that 290 women were ordained in 2010, compared with just 273 men.

For one of the most hotly debated topics in Church circles, this marks a historical moment. It is the first time in 20 years since the Church of England allowed women to become priests, that the number of women ordained outnumber men.

The report adds, “This certainly bodes well for a final ‘yes’ vote in July’s Synod that would allow women into the Episcopate”.

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