Statement from Bishop Paul Butler on George Bell

In yesterday’s round-up we gave a brief summary the Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham, explanation of the main aspects of the Safeguarding and Clergy Discipline Measure to the House of Lords on 29 January and his comments on the Church’s handling of the recent case of Bishop George Bell [below] [HL Hansard 28 January Vol 768(101) Col 1516]. In addition we provided links to recent items in the media and comments by the Bishop of Chichester.

The Bishop of Durham, Paul Butler, lead bishop on safeguarding has issued a statement today following various media comments on his recent contribution in the House of Lords regarding Bishop George Bell. Continue reading