The Church of England is ready to ordain a bishop spiritual dignitaries among homosexuals, if they take a vow of celibacy, announced Friday the House of Bishops, one of the three components of the National Cathedral Anglican Church.
In the Church of England and Wales has allowed the ordination to the priesthood those who accepted celibacy and repented of his homosexuality. The conservative wing of the church, Anglican Evangelicals released a response to the decision of the House of Bishops, saying that the Congress of the Synod will be opposed to this decision. They warn that more will be encouraged foreign bishops, but will not serve in a homosexual bishops, RIA "Novosti".
The question of ordination of clergy and adherents of same-sex relationships has led to a split in the various movements of the Church of England because of the situation with a gay priest Jeffrey John, who in 2003 set out to become the Bishop of Reading. John was forced to abandon his intentions because of the great wave of protest from traditionalists. He is now rector of the Cathedral of St Albans. In 2010, John tried to run for the post of bishop Sazekskogo, but was denied. As it turned out, the reason for the refusal was his sexual orientation.