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Agent 204
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posted 10 April 2008 03:47 PM      Profile for Agent 204   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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A Church of England vicar accused of spitting at a churchwarden and using the pulpit to settle personal scores was ordered to leave his parish yesterday.

The Bishop of Ely decided to remove the Rev Tom Ambrose from the church of St Mary and St Michael in Trumpington, Cambridgeshire, after a rare ecclesiastical tribunal heard "evidence of the arrogant, aggressive, rude, bullying, highhanded, disorganised and at times petty behaviour of Dr Ambrose".



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oldgoat
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posted 10 April 2008 04:21 PM      Profile for oldgoat     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I could see this as a basis for a typical British sitcom. Jolly good fun.
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Papal Bull
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posted 10 April 2008 07:02 PM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I have had many a good laugh over this story recently. As said previously, that is some prime britcom material right there.

I wonder if it can be considered similar to a spitting (l)lama?


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