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Synod: Plainer words for use at christenings

Alternative baptism

FOR many people, "the devil has been turned into a cartoon-like character of no particular malevolence," the Bishop of Sodor & Man, the Rt Revd Robert Paterson, said as he introduced the first consideration debate on the Additional Texts for Holy Baptism.

The texts had been produced after a motion, originating in the diocese of Liverpool, called for an "accessible" baptism liturgy; and they were trialled before Easter.

"It will come as no surprise to ...

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