Archbishop Peter Smith

Bishops call for amendments to new Bills to protect most vulnerable

Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark has warned that thousands of families will be affected by reforms to welfare and legal aid now going through Parliament.

In a letter yesterday in The Times, he called for child benefit to be exempt from the proposed cap on household benefits  and said new provisions that will leave benefit claimants liable to repay debts accumulated as a result of administrative errors should be removed.

Abp Peter Smith on Falconer Commission

The Archbishop of Southwark, Peter Smith, today commented on the Falconer commission report reccommending the legalisation of assisted suicide:

Archbishop welcomes safeguards against legal challenges over CPs in churches

Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark today welcomed the assurances given in last Thursday's debate on allowing civil partnerships on religious premises (see previous post). He said:

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