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Protect children from Online Porn Shame – Chester Bishop

The Bishop of Chester raised concerns in the House of Lords about how easy it is for children to access online pornography.

Rt Rev Dr Peter Forster was generally supportive of a motion to approve the Online Pornography (Commercial Basis) Regulations 2018 which got passed.

But he remained concerned age-verification procedures would not apply to all sites featuring pornography.

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Priest Cleared of Sex Abuse Charges

A priest has been cleared of the sexual abuse of two boys in Bury.

Father John McCollough, 63, had been accused of preying on the youngsters while a minister at Holy Trinity Church in the 1990s.

But after a two week trial at Bolton Crown Court he was found not guilty of 11 counts of indecent assault and one charge … Read the rest