Corrections and Clarifications

The Guardian
September 16, 2010

A headline to a story about Roman Catholic priests in England and Wales who have been sentenced to a year or more in jail for sexual abuse stated wrongly that the priests are still active in the church. The priests in that group remain part of the church but are not engaged in any pastoral duties (Paedophile priests still play active church role, 15 September, page 1).

A story about the Independent Schools Council's tally of exam results in its sector Fifth of A-levels taken by private school pupils scored A*, 28 August, page 10 said that this tally excluded the results of around 86 ISC member schools that boycotted the league tables again this year. The ISC has asked us to make clear that while these schools boycotted league tables, their pupils' performance was included the ISC tally. It is the individual results of those 86 schools, among them Eton and St Paul's, that have not been released for inclusion in league tables.

An editing error caused a report on the rise of a Chinese online selling site, Alibaba, to refer to John Donahoe as the former chief executive of eBay Inc. He is eBay's current CEO (Ambitious Alibaba takes on the world, 14 September, page 24).

We mistakenly included Mark Damazer, controller of BBC Radio 4, in a list of Roman Catholics (In Britain, Catholics no longer feel like outsiders. But why are so few fired up? 14 September, page 13). In another story relating to the pope's visit (Benedict's whistlestop tour of Britain, 11 September, page 11) the singer Susan Boyle was described as "X-Factor royalty". The TV programme that made her famous was Britain's Got Talent.


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