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Britons debate cost of chaplains

The National Secular Society sent a report to Alan Johnson, Britain’s health minister, calling for a review of hospital chaplaincy services with a view to ending taxpayer funding.

Chris Swift, former president of the College of Health Care Chaplains, told the BBC that the secularists’ report was based on “erroneous and simplistic assumptions” and didn’t delve “into the real work those chaplains from all faiths carry out...on a daily basis in often emotionally fraught situations.”


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