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Bishop Of London Delivers Confused Message To Occupy London Stock Exchange Protestors: Photos

by | 30th, October 2011

AT the Occupy London Stock Exchange protest the Bishop of London Dr Richard Chartres and Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral Graeme Knowles have been talking to protesters at the Occupy London Stock Exchange demonstration outside St Paul’s Cathedral.

The Independent has a story entitled

Cover-up at St Paul’s – Clerics suppress report on bankers’ greed to save church embarrassment

The story reads:

A highly critical report into the moral standards of bankers has been suppressed by St Paul’s Cathedral amid fears that it would inflame tensions over the Occupy London tent protest. The report, based on a survey of 500 City workers who were asked whether they thought they were worth their lucrative salaries and bonuses, was due to be published last Thursday, the day that the Canon Chancellor of St Paul’s, Giles Fraser, resigned in protest at the church’s tough stance. But publication of the report, by the St Paul’s Institute, has been delayed in an apparent acknowledgement that it would leave the impression that the cathedral was on the side of the protesters.

The Rev Andrew Studdert-Kennedy, the Rector of Marlborough, who produced a series of reports on the financial industry during a sabbatical at the institute in the summer, said he had been asked to write a piece accompanying the launch of the survey results. He said last night: “I can see why they chose not to publish the report last week. It was going to get swallowed up by the other things that were happening. I watched it all with absolute dismay. The thing that really bothers me is when people say the church should be engaging in these issues, because

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