The Church of England has dropped its prohibition on gay clergy in civil partnerships becoming bishops.
In an announcement from the Church’s House of Bishops, the Church says it would allow gay clergy to become bishops if they promise to be celibate. Conservative evangelical Anglicans say they will fiercely resist the development, BBC News reports.
England held on for a 1-1 draw with France on Monday at the European Championship, giving the Group D favorites 1 point each.
Photo: England’s Scott Parker controls the ball as France’s Alou Diarra tackles during the Euro 2012 soccer championship Group D match between France and England in Donetsk, Ukraine, Monday, June 11, 2012. (Manu Fernandez / AP)