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A statement of apology from The Revd Dr Stephen Sizer

Date: 30 January 2015

The Reverend Dr Stephen Sizer has issued the following statement which has been welcomed by the Diocese of Guildford:

Dr Sizer said: "I very much regret and apologise for the distress caused by the sharing on Facebook of a link to an article about 9/11 from Wikispooks.

“It was particularly insensitive in that last week coincided with Holocaust Memorial Day. I removed the link as soon as I received adverse feedback, and realised that offence had been caused.  

“I have never believed Israel or any other country was complicit in the terrorist atrocity of 9/11, and my sharing of this material was ill-considered and misguided.

“At the request of the Diocese, I will be suspending my use of all social media and blogs with immediate effect and until further notice.”

ENDS

 

Notes for editors:

A statement by The Diocese of Guildford may be found here

http://www.cofeguildford.org.uk/whats-on/news/detail/2015/01/29/a-statement-from-the-diocese-of-guildford-regarding-the-revd-stephen-sizer

 

Contact:

The Communications team

01483 790355 / 07500 042769 / comms@cofeguildford.org.uk

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