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Church defends prayer tweet for atheist Richard Dawkins

February 15th, 2016

Episode 839 of 1273 episodes

Richard Dawkins, Britain's most famous atheist has had a stroke. The Church of England tweeted on Friday "Prayers for Prof Dawkins and his family" after the author fell ill on 5 February. Director of communications for Church of England Arun Arora has been accused of trolling him, using its own official Twitter page to say he's praying for him. Church's communications director defended the comment and said it was a "genuine tweet offering prayer for a public person who was unwell". (Image: Richard Dawkins Credit: Getty Images)