Bishop James Jones to continue Hillsborough work

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The Bishop of Liverpool James Jones, 64, is to continue his connection with the Hillsborough aftermath after his retirement next month.

Bishop Jones chaired the Hillsborough Independent Panel, which cleared fans of blame for the tragedy in its report last September.

He will continue to work in a different role, to be announced later this year.

A farewell service for the bishop takes place in Liverpool Cathedral on Wednesday.

A spokesman for the bishop confirmed his continued Hillsborough link but added: "The specific details have yet to be released."

Bishop Jones, who has served Liverpool Diocese for 15 years, carries out his penultimate service on Sunday when ordains 10 deacons at Liverpool Cathedral.

The farewell and thanksgiving service is at 19:30 BST on Wednesday.

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