여성들의 주교 취임 허용키로 ~ 영국 성공회

BRITISH ANGLICAN CHURCH APPROVES WOMEN BISHOPS
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Byline:JOHN F. BURNS c.2008 New York Times News Service LONDON -- The governing body of the Anglican Church in Britain voted on Monday to approve the appointment of women as bishops. The step appeared to risk a schism in the church in its historic homeland at a time as the Anglican Church worldwide faces one of the most serious threats to its unity in its history, over the ordination of gay clergy members. 런던 – 영국의 앵글리칸 처치(성공회)의 최고 결정기관이 7일 여성들의 주교 임명을 허락하기로 결정했다. 세계 전체를 놓고 볼 때 성공회가 동성애자를 사제로 세우는 문제로 역사상 가장 심각한 분열 위협에 당면하고 있는 시점에서 취해진 이번 조치는 교회의 역사적 본거지인 영국에서 교회 내 분열을 초래할 위험성을 내포하고 있는 것으로 보인다. After a debate late into the night in the city of York, the general synod of the Church of England, an assembly that holds ultimate authority on matters of church doctrine in Britain, voted by comfortable margins within each of the synod's three houses -- bishops, clergy and laity -- to approve the consecration of women as bishops in the face of bitter opposition from traditionalists. 요크 시에서 밤이 깊도록 진행된 토론 끝에, 교회의 교리에 관한 영국 내 최고 권위를 가진 집회인 성공회의 general synod(총회)는, 전통주의자들의 완강한 반대를 무릅쓰고 총회의 3개 분회에서 모두 여성을 주교 자리에 앉히는 것을 승인하기로 넉넉한 표차로 가결시켰다. The vote came 16 years after the synod voted, after similarly fractious debate, to approve the ordination of women as ministers within the British church. But traditionalists unreconciled to the end of the male monopoly within the clergy revived the battle over the issue of approving women as bishops, warning that it could lead to a breakup of the church in Britain. The move to approve women as bishops in Britain followed the lead taken by Anglican churches elsewhere; in the United States, Australia and Canada, women have been appointed as bishops for some years. The vote came at an awkward time for the Most Rev. Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, who leads the worldwide Anglican Communion, with a claimed membership of about 80 million, about 55 million of them active in church affairs. His efforts to prevent a schism within the church in Britain have taken place against a background of deep division between liberals and traditionalists within the Anglican church worldwide, mainly over the issue of homosexuality within the clergy. Church officials have said that the first female bishops will not be appointed before 2014. Monday's vote was qualified by a requirement that the church draw up a "code of practice" to govern the change, whichappeared to open the way for further challenges by traditionalists, one step in a process that church officials said could delay final approval of female bishops for several years. Church legislation to approve the change will come before the synod again next February, church officials said. But for the appointment offemale bishops to proceed, the legislation will need a two-thirds majority, in separate votes, among the synod's membership of bishops, clergy and laity. ... (ⓒ 2008 The New York Times) (ⓒ 2008 usabriefing.net)
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