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08 May 2015

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Departure: Heather Cook leaves Baltimore City Circuit Court, with attorneys Jose Moline (left) and David Irwin, at the beginning of April 

Departure: Heather Cook leaves Baltimore City Circuit Court, with attorneys Jose Moline (left) and David Irwin, at the beginning of April 

US bishop charged with manslaughter disciplined

THE bishop charged with manslaughter, drunk-driving, and texting while driving, resulting in an accident (News, 16 January), will no longer function as an ordained person in the Episcopal Church in the United States. A statement from the Presiding Bishop, Dr Katharine Jefferts Schori, released on Friday, said that that this was the result of an agreement with Heather Cook, formerly Suffragan Bishop in the diocese of Maryland. On the same day, the diocese announced that Ms Cook had resigned from her post.


Nigerian bishop pays prisoners' fines

THE release of 25 inmates from Kaduna Central Prison has been secured by the Bishop of Kaduna, the Most Revd Josiah Idowu-Fearon, as a way of marking the 25th anniversary of his consecration, Leadership reported last week. The fines of the inmates, convicted of minor offences, would be paid, he said. "My charge to them is for them to put into practice the discipline that has been instilled in them in the prison, and also some of the skills they have acquired, like tailoring, car washing, carpentry etc."

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