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Rowan Williams on the Church of England's vote against women bishops.

I hoped and prayed that this particular business would be at another stage before I left, and of course it is a personal sadness, a deep personal sadness, that that is not the case.

Rowan Williams laments the Church of England's decision to vote against allowing women bishops.

Rowan Williams, the outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury, consoles a colleague after the Church of England voted against women bishops. Photograph: Getty Images.
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The Deep Dive podcast: Mandates and Manifestos

The New Statesman's Deep Dive podcast.

Ian Leslie and Stewart Wood return for another episode of the Deep Dive. This time they're plunging into the murky world of election promises with Catherine Haddon, resident historian at the Institute of Government. Together they explore what an electoral mandate means, what a manifesto is for, and why we can't sue the government when they fail to keep their promises.

Plus: Rant or Rave? Find out which podcasts have had our hosts on tenterhooks.

Listen to this episode of The Deep Dive now:

 

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