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Priest apologizes for unholy language on Facebook

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[May 25, 2012]  LONDON (AP) -- A British priest had apologized for some unholy language on his Facebook page.

Canon Paul Shackerley, the priest in charge of Doncaster Abbey in northern England, raised eyebrows by using the F-word and remarking that "alas, I have religion tomorrow" in some Saturday evening postings.

Bishop Peter Burrows met with Shackerley on Friday and later said the priest regretted the inappropriate language and had removed it.

Burrows said, "I have received Paul's letter of apology and have been assured that this will not happen again and that we can now draw a line under this matter."

[Associated Press]

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