Queen approves Robert Atwell as next Bishop of Exeter

The selection of the Right Reverend Robert Atwell as the next Bishop of Exeter has been approved by the Queen.

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New bishop: 'Picture-postcard Devon only half the story'

The Right Reverend Robert Atwell, Bishop of Exeter. Credit: ITV News

The newly-appointed Bishop of Exeter, Robert Atwell, says that many Devon communities face hardship. Speaking to ITV West Country reporter Francesca Carpenter, he said:

"The picture-postcard image of Devon is only half the story. There are many communities that our facing considerable hardship, whether that's through long-term unemployment or through poverty or, most recently, as a result of the devastating flooding."

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