Long before the Coalition, the Labour and Tory candidates in one London election nicknamed their Lib Dem opponent "the Bishop." It was a revealing insult. The implication was that he was free to pontificate because he didn't have any power. As the Church of England's Bishops release their Pastoral Letter, many politicians and commentators have been equally dismissive. So what exactly are these pontificating Pontiffs adding to the national debate?
Angus Ritchie. Huffington Post. 18 February 2015