Pa. bishop appeals deposition

From The Philadelphia Inquirer:

In hopes of salvaging his career, suspended Episcopal Bishop Charles E. Bennison Jr. yesterday asked a special church court convened in Philadelphia to reverse its recent sentence removing him from holy orders.


Attorney Larry White, representing the Episcopal Church, told the court yesterday that Bennison deserves deposition because he has “failed to demonstrate he comprehends and takes responsibility for the damage he caused” the victim and her family.

White’s remarks were followed by testimony from the victim and her mother, both of whom urged the judges to sustain their deposition order.

Bennison “has not shown the godly sorrow that leads to repentance,” the victim told the judges, adding that the sentence had provided her with “spiritual healing” and renewed trust in the church.

Past Posts