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Guardian journalist vindicated

Guardian journalist vindicated

December 2001

Following the resignation of the Archbishop of Cardiff the journalist Stephen Bates reported, confirming an earlier announcement from the Vatican, that he had been deemed unfit to remain in office. The Catholic Herald however denied this, the editor alleging that the Bates had fabricated facts. Bates was left with no option but to sue. We obtained an unreserved apology to Bates in a statement in open court, substantial damages, and costs.

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