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Scepticism and grief greet decision

Ed Thornton

by Ed Thornton

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 @ 12:20

REACTIONS to the lifting of the moratorium of the appointment of priests in civil partnerships to the episcopate - provided they are celibate - have been sharply divided.

The director of Changing Attitude, the Revd Colin Coward, told BBC Radio 4's PM programme, on Friday: "In theory, I welcome the announcement. . . I'm not sure that I trust it. . . I think the Church has issued a statement which will be laughed at by the majority in this country. I think it's unenforceable, ...

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