Monday 18 December 2017

Bishop rails against moral crisis

Jerome Taylor

The Bishop of London has hit out at promiscuity, abortion and divorce reaching "epidemic" levels.

The Right Reverend Richard Chartres, one of the Church of England's most senior bishops, admitted that Britain was a better place compared to the 1950s but he added that society had become "more fragile".

Much of the bishop's concern revolved around his perception that Britain has undergone a moral decline over the past six decades.

"Literally millions of children grow up without knowing a stable, loving, secure family life - and that is not to count the hundreds of thousands more who don't even make it out of the womb each year," he said, in a pointed reference to abortion.

"Promiscuity, separation and divorce have reached epidemic proportions," he added.

The bishop's comments were made in a pamphlet published by the Bible Society. (© Independent News Service)

Irish Independent

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