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No one above the law, Church of Ireland states: The Church of England Newspaper, May 16, 2014 June 2, 2014

Posted by geoconger in Church of England Newspaper, Church of Ireland.

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams was arrested last week and held for question for four days by the Police Service of Northern Ireland in connection with the abduction and murder of Jean McConville in 1972. Mrs. McConville was allegedly murdered by the IRA for being an informer. Mr. Adams has denied any involvement in the murder or that he was a member of the IRA. Upon his release he told reporters the allegations against him came from “enemies of the peace process.” In a statement given to the Church of England Newspaper, the Church of Ireland’s Bishop of Down and Dromore, the Rt. Rev. Harold Miller, who serves as the chairman of the CoI’s Northern Ireland Community Relations Working Group, responded to Mr. Adams arrest by referring to the continued use week by week in many Church of Ireland parishes of the ‘Prayer of the Church Militant’ at Holy Communion, with the words that “those in authority ‘may truly and impartially administer justice, to the punishment of wickedness and vice,’ as a reflection of the Church’s stance.”

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