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December 15 2017 – BBC 1 – South East Today – News – 6.30pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09hzj24/south-east-today-evening-news-15122017

“For Bishop Bell’s reputation to be catastrophically affected in the way that occurred was just wrong” ~ Lord Carlile

“I am appalled by the Church’s behaviour, particularly by the Archbishop of Canterbury’s statement ‘there is still a cloud over George Bell’s name’. They should admit entirely what they did was wrong. They dragged his reputation through the dirt, and they should now ‘make of penitential efforts’ – to use a term they will be familiar with – to put right what they have done” ~ Peter Hitchens

December 14 2017 – BBC TV South East Today – Short item on Bishop Bell and the Petition [“Blink and you’ll miss it!” – RWS]

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09hzj1n/south-east-today-evening-news-14122017#

Transcript

“The Church of England is expected to publish tomorrow a long-awaited report into the handling of a sex abuse case involving a former Bishop of Chichester.

“The Church accepts the late Bishop George Bell abused a girl during the 1940’s and 50’s and has paid her compensation, but he never faced criminal charges.

“Today, a 1000 signature petition was delivered to Lambeth Palace, calling on the Church to publish its review, of the way the case was handled, as soon as possible”