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Bishop of Southwark – no further action

Press release from Lambeth Palace:

Monday 21st May 2007

For immediate use

Bishop of Southwark – no further action

The Archbishop of Canterbury has caused the incident involving the Bishop of Southwark, which was reported in the media last December, to be investigated under the Church’s new clergy discipline procedure.
In the light of all the evidence submitted to him Dr Williams has determined, under section 12(1)(a) of the Clergy Discipline Measure 2003, that no further action should be taken.

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Pluralist
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Well the good bishop will be needed for his different views on the Anglican Communion!

Leonardo Ricardo
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Leonardo Ricardo

ABC, Good, appropriate, clear thinking and untainted…rightsized is a good NEW direction.

Caliban
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Caliban

I knew that if I waited long enough Cantuar would do something I agreed with.

NP
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not much credibility left and up for retirement soon anyway (both of the them, that is)

Göran Koch-Swahne
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Given the muddled state of the facts at hand, I don’t know how they could have been acted on.

Christopher Shell
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Christopher Shell

Well, exactly. What none of the press mentioned (obviously, since it might have ruined a good story, and that would never do) is that there is a well-known state called shock which causes people to forget what they are doing or have done. This is (whatever the truth of the matter) at least consistent with the loss of the mobile phone.

Audrey
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This was inevitable, I guess. However, it is unfortunate that the statement is so bland and legalistic.

Göran Koch-Swahne
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Yea, they are “unfortunate” with their statments, aren’t they?