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At the Bishop’s house, a whole lot of elderly priests, members of the council were gathered. They were seated around a table. The Bishop was slowly prancing back and forth, deep in thought. The others looked at him in anticipation. Finally he stopped and looked at them. ‘I strongly feel we are being harsh with our judgment. I know Fr. Kane and there is no way I can accept the fact that he is involved in… in this so called relationship with the Captain’s wife. And unless and until we have complete details, lets not jump to any conclusion. Understand?’
‘Yes Your Lordship.’ The others echoed.
‘This is very disturbing news I know…’ the Bishop paused. ‘But we can’t let this ruin the Church. I want everyone to concentrate of Santos Passos. I will personally discuss with the Viceroy of this so-called scandal. God forbid if this turns out to be true, then help us God.’ The Bishop ended with a deep sigh.