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Island won't lose diocese status

A new Vicar General's been appointed for the Isle of Man based off-island.

The new position comes after current incumbent Clare Faulds decided to return to the Falkland Islands in a judicial role.

Geoffrey Tattersall, who is the appeal judge for the Isle of Man, is taking over the role and was recommended by Mrs Faulds.

The takeover from someone off-Island has prompted a suggestion it could rob the island of its diocese status.

Bishop Robert Patterson says that isn't the case:

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