Sydney Diocese is now operating under a kind of gender apartheid, where women operate under a different set of rules, and need to submit to men, and male authority, or be ostracised. Some have gone to be ordained elsewhere, and very many have left. It’s pure geographical absurdity.
Imagine the patience of these female bishops, negotiating a policy that forces them to abdicate seniority to far junior men.
A spokesman for Sydney Diocese advises me this protocol is still in place.
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