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A gay clergyman has accused the Anglican Church in Wales
of homophobia after he was rejected for the role of Bishop of Llandaff.
The Dean of St Albans, the Very Reverend Jeffrey John,
was not chosen earlier this month.
Nick Palit reports.
A closely guard process, but the selection of the next Bishop of
Llandaff has taken longer than expected.
The first meeting of an electoral college of church
officials failed to reach a decision.
Now, a leading gay cleric, who narrowly missed out on the role,
says homophobia played a part in his rejection.
It is understood the Very Reverend Jeffrey John received a
majority of the votes, but not the two thirds majority
required by church rules.
He says homophobic remarks had been made at the
electoral college meeting.
In a letter to the Bishop of Swansea and
Breccon, he said he has been told by an existing Bishop that it
would be too much of a headache to appoint him.
He goes on to say the only arguments against his appointment
were directly related to his homosexuality
and/or civil partnership, namely that his appointment would
bring unwelcome and unsettling publicity to the diocese.
Mr John has missed out on a Bishop role before.
He was nominated as Bishop of Reading in 2003, but he was asked
to withdraw by the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams.
He is now the Dean of St Alban's.
The Church in Wales says the process for
a new Bishop of Llandaff will continue, so they
won't be making any comment at this stage.
Asked about the accusations of homophobia, they
said the Bishops would deny it.
Jeffrey John himself has declined to be interviewed on the issue.
A Wales Office minister has described Scotland as "another
country" after a recent trip to Edinburgh.
In a newspaper column, Aberconwy MP, Guto Bebb,
said he'd left feeling "despondent".
It comes after First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, announced she'll
seek a second referendum on Scottish independence.
Secretary of State for Wales, Alun Cairns, said Mr Bebb's comments
were designed to generate discussion on the issue.
It's pure speculation within the article
that is there in order to
develop the debate, so everybody in every part of the UK recognises
that we achieve more together.
Of course he is an important member of
the team and I work very closely with him and it's important to
generate that sort of debate.
Funding for Cardiff's multi-million pound bus station
has not been secured - nine months before it's
scheduled to open - a report by the council's
cabinet has revealed.
The council are negotiating a proposal for the delivery
of the interchange with developers, Rightacres Property
and says it's right for all funding options to be considered.
Hundreds of members of the Somali community in the Welsh capital have
been taking part in fundraising
events to raise money for drought stricken families
and relatives in Somaliland and the Horn of Africa.
Cardiff has the largest Somali community in the UK
and people here have already raised thousands of pounds.
Our brothers and sisters in Somali are hurting and even though we're
all the way in Wales, in Cardiff, we are hurting
just as bad as they are, so we are trying to do as much as we
can, like this fund-raiser here today really.
Sport now, starting with rugby, and Wales coach Rob Howley says he's
had to 'question the integrity of our game'
after a controversial end to Wales' 20-18 defeat in Paris.
France replaced prop Atonio with Slimani in extra time,
after he'd already been subbed earlier in the 100 minute match.
The French doctor said the front row needed a head injury assessment.
The defeat means Wales finished fifth in the Championship.
I'm just not too sure, in terms of what happened in the last ten
minutes, was in the actual integrity of the game.
Look, we love this game and that's why we're involved, but,
like I said to John Davies, the Six Nations, it's
got to be looked at, because playing well is
so important, but you just question.
Staying with the Six Nations and Wales' women also finished fifth
in the Championship, after losing 39-19 to France.
Wales had a brief lead early on, but the French were too dominant,
securing a bonus point win in Brive.
Football and Swansea City manager, Paul Clement, says his side must
look at the bigger picture after their 2-0 defeat
to Bournemouth yesterday.
The Swans dropped to 17th place in the Premier League -
just three points clear of the relegation zone.
They've conceded 63 goals this season -
the worst defensive record in the league.
We have come a long way in the last two and a half months, we're in 17th
position, when I took over we were bottom
on 12 points and if the
season finished tomorrow we would be happy that we're in 17th
and we are going to play at this level next season.
The fact is we have got nine games to go, Bournemouth have just
showed that if you put together back-to-back wins, you can climb out
of that situation.
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Time for a quick look at the weather now.
It'll be mostly cloudy overnight with some more rain,
especially in the south, during the night.
Staying mild with lows of eight Celsius.
Tomorrow will be breezy and wet - the worst in the south.
It should get brighter in the afternoon, but there still be
a chance of some more showers.
Highs of 11 Celsius.
We'll be back with our late update at 20-past-10.
Thanks for watching and have a good evening.