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15 December 2016


No room at the top
How very sad that Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth has blocked the possible appointment of Lyndon Strong to the headship of St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Gosport because he is divorced and remarried (“The Church should not throw stones”, Leader, 10 December). This will be a cause of great scandal to many within and outside the Church. It is doubly scandalous at a time when we desperately need good head teachers in our Catholic schools.

If Bishop Egan has the good of the children at heart he will be courageous and resist guidelines that fly in the face of Pope Francis’ teaching on how the Church should deal with those in so-called “irregular” marriages.

There have been several instances over the years where leadership posts in Catholic educational institutions have been filled very successfully by those who are divorced and remarried and are certainly practising Catholics.

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