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Episcopal Church / Harris #566815

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 11, 1989
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(Boston, Massachusetts: Fred Briggs) Consecration in Boston, Massachusetts, Episcopal Church of Barbara Harris as first female bishop in Anglican Church reported; details given, scenes shown from ceremony. [HARRIS - says we recognize this is a problem for some people.] Rel. of Church of England and Episcopal Church in US noted. [Archbishop of Canterbury Robert RUNCIE - says church does not accept women priests.] [Bishop of DC, Right Reverend John WALKER - comments.] [HARRIS - says some objections may have been racist.] [During ceremony, Prayer Book Society spokesperson John JAMISON - objects.] [Presiding bishop, Most Reverend Edmund BROWNING - says ordination will proceed.] [At ceremony, HARRIS - offers prayer.]

Briggs, Fred;
Chung, Connie

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