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Church of England consecrates first female bishop

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LONDON - The male monopoly in the leadership of the Church of England ended Monday, as the 500-year-old institution consecrated its first female bishop.

The Rev. Libby Lane became the eighth Bishop of Stockport in a service at York Minster. Her ......

The Rev. Libby Lane smiles as Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu looks on after her consecration as the eighth Bishop of Stockport, at York Minster, England, Monday Jan. 26, 2015. Male domination in the leadership of the Church of England is coming to an end, as the 500-year-old institution consecrates its first female bishop. (AP Photo/PA, Lynne Cameron) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE Show/Hide caption

The Rev. Libby Lane smiles as Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu looks on after her consecration as the eighth Bishop of Stockport, at York Minster, England, Monday Jan. 26, 2015. Male domination in the leadership of the Church of England is coming to an end, as the 500-year-old institution consecrates its first female bishop. (AP Photo/PA, Lynne Cameron) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

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