(BBC) Bishop Philip North steps down over women priests row

An Anglican bishop has turned down a promotion after fellow clergy in his new diocese objected to his stance against ordaining women priests.

Philip North had been chosen as the next Bishop of Sheffield but said the level of opposition meant accepting the offer would be counter-productive.

He said he had withdrawn for “personal reasons” but added the “attacks” against him were “extremely hard”.

The Archbishop of York urged members to “disagree Christianly”.

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