The US Episcopal Church has chosen a woman as its next leader - making it the first church anywhere in the Anglican denomination to do so.
Katharine Jefferts Schori narrowly won a vote among her fellow bishops at a governing General Convention meeting.
The choice must still be approved by delegates at the convention, where the bishops' vote is normally backed.
The choice could prove controversial - most other Anglican Churches around the world do not allow women to be bishops.
The bishops voted 95-93 to back Ms Schori after a number of ballots, AP news agency reported. A total of seven candidates were in the running for the post. Read More.