One Anglican down under story, right here in NZ, which I have not covered concerns a priestly colleague who has been arrested on charges of fraud to which he pleaded guilty. Today we read in our newspapers of his sentencing which is not a light one, because it is a prison term. For all of us who know Jonathan this is a very sad story, without a happy ending to date. At this point in the story as publicly reported in our media, and on Taonga, I want to acknowledge the story and the sadness it brings to those reading it who know its central figure. We are a church of imperfect people in these islands.
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