23 November 2010

UK - Royal wedding: Facebook row bishop suspended

A Church of England bishop who made "deeply offensive" comments on Facebook about the royal engagement has been suspended from his public duties. The Bishop of Willesden, the Right Reverend Pete Broadbent, said the union between Prince William and Kate Middleton would last about seven years. He apologised for the remarks on Monday but has been asked by the Bishop of London to withdraw from public ministry "until further notice".