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Overhaul proposed for church selections
18 January 2005

Jonathan Petre, The Daily Telegraph

A radical overhaul of the way that cathedral deans and suffragan bishops are appointed could be introduced next month following the storm over the homosexual cleric Jeffrey John.

Under the proposals, a working party will examine whether the Prime Minister should give up his historic right to select deans, the senior clerics who run cathedrals.

Diocesan biships would also have to ensure that their choice of suffragans, or assistants, was acceptable to a broad range of churchgoers.

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