Cy­clists worse than Luft­waffe, priest tells flock

The Sunday Telegraph - - News - By Adam Ben­nett

A PRIEST has urged his con­gre­ga­tion to of­fer prayers to stop a cy­cle path that would be “more dam­ag­ing than the Luft­waffe”.

Fa­ther Michael Dunne is pray­ing to stop plans for a two-lane cy­cle path be­cause bik­ers would dis­rupt church events. The priest of The Church of Our Lady of Grace & St Ed­ward in Chiswick, west Lon­don, used his Oc­to­ber news­let­ter to rouse the com­mu­nity into ac­tion.

He said: “While clearly TfL (Trans­port for Lon­don) do not in­tend us any ill, it’s none the less de­press­ing to re­flect that their state-spon­sored, tax­payer­funded plans would do our com­mu­nity more harm by re­mov­ing our ca­pac­ity for a bridal pro­ces­sion, fu­neral pro­ces­sion and ev­ery other pub­lic ex­pres­sion of our Chris­tian iden­tity than the Luft­waffe man­aged with its wartime bombs.”

A TfL spokesman said: “We are cur­rently con­sult­ing on the plans for the Cy­cle Su­per­high­way 9 which would run be­tween Kens­ing­ton Olympia and Brent­ford town cen­tre.”

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