Hindu statesman Zed urges Church of England to go forward with ordaining women bishops

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Nevada (US), Juky 9 (ANI): Applauding Church of England for women priests, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has urged it to go forward with ordaining women bishops.

General Synod (parliament) of the Church is meeting in York (founded by the Romans in 71 CE) in United Kingdom from July nine to 13 and women bishops' legislation is one of the major debate in the agenda.

Women were equal partners in the society and they should be equal partners in the Church also. Make them bishops without any limits and conditions having exactly equal roles as men bishops, Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, pointed out in a statement in Nevada (USA) today.

Quoting Hindu scriptures, Rajan Zed said: Where women are honored, there the gods are pleased.

Presently, women can be ordained as priests but are barred from holding office of bishop. Principle of changing Church of England law to permit female bishops already has synod support. Synod will probably give a final approval in February 2012.

About 1.7 million people take part in a Church of England service each month and Dr. Rowan Douglas Williams is the Archbishop of Canterbury. (ANI)

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