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The former Archbishop of Canterbury is being used as a willing pawn in an ugly power play

They said changing admissions rules for new faith schools would be ‘divisive’

He also confirmed his intention of abolishing the faith school admissions cap

Damian Hinds is a Catholic who has previously called for the lifting of the admissions cap

Ofsted also said it is a problem that there is no requirement to register home-schooled children

He said the policy was ‘damaging’ the education of Catholics and non-Catholics alike

If the cap is scrapped, everyone wins

The bishops of England and Wales are calling on the government to keep its promise

The Government had promised to abolish an ‘admissions cap’ that forces new Catholic schools to violate Canon Law

The Conservatives had promised to abolish the ‘unfair’ admissions cap that effectively prevents the Church from opening new schools