Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Napier priest wins fights with church after being stood down for adultery

From New Zealand-

A Napier priest who was stood down for having two affairs 25 years ago has won his job battle against the Anglican Church.

Dean of Waiapu Michael Godfrey was stood down from priestly duties by the Bishop of Waiapu, Andrew Hedge, in May 2016.

Hedge claimed Godfrey had not disclosed to the church that he had the two affairs, one of which was with an 18-year-old woman, while serving as a priest in Australia in 1991.

Godfrey argued the affairs, which lasted 10 days, were disclosed to his bishop in Australia at the time. Both his former and current wives already knew of the adultery before he was stood down. 

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