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Pastoral care while police investigations proceed

From the Revd Brian Surtees

Sir, - The questioning of a diocesan bishop about historic allegations of sexual offending raises much legitimate concern. As a priest and former probation officer, I have shared the anxiety and, sometimes, despair of men facing similar allegations, and waiting for long periods before decisions about prosecution are reached. The investigative process is often complex and delay may be inevitable.

What is less unavoidable is the absence of ...

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It's both hands together

Christianity needs political visibility on both Left and Right if it is to remain untainted by partisan associations, says Nick Spencer  Subscribe to read more

Thu 28 Jul 16 @ 10:44
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