Friendship with Prince Charles made paedophile bishop Peter Ball 'impregnable' https://t.co/UfAv6podin— The Guardian (@guardian) January 14, 2020
- Peter Ball was the former bishop of both Lewes and Gloucester (he died last year),
- he was convicted in 2015 of sexual offenses against 17 teenagers and young men and jailed for 32 months (served half his sentence and got released in February 2017),
- among his friends were Prince Charles, Margaret Thatcher, peers of the realm, senior judges and headmasters of leading public schools,
- many of them rallied to support Ball against accusations,
- Prince Charles used Duchy of Cornwall to buy a house so later Ball and his identical twin (a bishop too) could live there,
- Charles later said he had been deceived,
- BBC Two is airing "Exposed: The Church’s Darkest Secret" about Ball and people helping him.