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Female bishops no issue for islanders

The Island's Bishop Robert Paterson says he wouldn't be surprised if his next in line was female.

He will attend the consecration of the UK's first woman bishop this morning (Monday) along with his chaplain Canon Margaret Burrow.

Libby Lane will become the Church of England's first ever female bishop in a ceremony in York Minster.

Bishop Robert believes Manx society is accepting of women in positions of power, citing Clare Christian's appointment as President of Tynwald, one of the highest offices in public life.

Speaking in December, the Bishop said there would be no issue with a woman bishop succeeding him:

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