I, for one, an opponent of both ordination of women to the priesthood and the episcopate, am pleased that after all these years a decision has been made. The day women were ordained to the priesthood it was inevitable that they would, at some stage, become bishops. It was never a question of if but when. The sad thing really is that since the original proposal was made and promises were made to those opposed, they have been steadfastly broken. So what value is it possible to put on any promises now being made? Only time will tell.