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The Catholic Church regrets Jimmy Savile

by | 12th, October 2012

THE Tablet reports on Jimmy Savile, the papal knight accused of being a paedophile. A spokesman for the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales said the Church would not have awarded Sir Jimmy the honour if it “had been aware of the allegations and the allegations had proved to be true”.

Sir Jimmy scored a Knighthood of the Order of St Gregory the Great in 1990 for his work raising money for the Little Sisters of the Poor, who run a care home in Leeds.

With a papal knighthood beyond his sweaty grasp, would Savile have settled for being a priest?

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