Church Euro fears

9th January 1998 at 00:00
Catholic and Anglican bishops fear that new European rights legislation could prevent them from appointing religious adherents to top school jobs.

Church representatives have met with government officials to discuss the implications of the European Convention of Human Rights, due to be incorporated into British law. They are concerned that a policy of only appointing Catholics or Anglicans to headships in church-owned schools could be seen as discriminatory under the convention.

The Churches are also concerned that their prohibition on actively homosexual clergy would also break the law.

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