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Lord Bishop 'moves on' from dispute

Public row with former vicar now behind him

The Island’s Lord Bishop says he’s put a public row with one of his former vicars behind him.

Robert Paterson officially leaves his post next week after eight years in the role.

Last month, a church tribunal upheld a raft of disciplinary charges against Dr Jules Gomes who has subsequently accused the Bishop of taking a dictatorial line tantamount to Sharia law - the strict legal code of Islam governing public behaviour.

The Bishop says he doesn’t intend to dignify those comments with a reply.

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