By ACNS staff
The Synod of the Church of England's Diocese of Europe has voted to adopt the Anglican Communion Covenant.
The Synod, meeting in the German city of Cologne, heard a presentation by Canon Dr Alyson Barnett-Cowan, Director for Unity, Faith and Order who is based at the Anglican Communion Office.
Voting on the motion that "This Synod approves the draft Act of Synod adopting the Anglican Communion Covenant" the outcome was:
Laity - In favour 20 Opposed 3 Abstentions 0
Clergy - In favour 21 Opposed 1 Abstentions 2
Bishops - In favour 2