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The issue of equality for all people has been raised at the World Council of Churches 10th Assembly by a group of LGBT activists.
Anglican groups, three of them evangelical, have issued an open letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury on the role and ministry of LGBT people in the church.
Only one in 10 British adults oppose the introduction of women bishops in the Church of England, according to a poll by YouGov. Also, supporters of gay bishops outnumber their opponents.