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ALBERT A. CHAMBERS, 86, a retired Episcopalian bishop who rebelled against the church's decision to allow women to become priests in the '70s, died Friday of a heart attack. He headed the Southern Illinois Diocese from 1962 to 1972. The Episcopal Church approved ordination of women in 1976. Without permission, Mr. Chambers went to dioceses to perform confirmations for dissidents at churches that seceded in protest. In 1977, the House of Bishops adopted a resolution condemning his actions. The next year, he consecrated four bishops in the breakaway Anglican Church of North America.

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