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Church accepts Sony's apology

The Dean of Manchester Cathedral, the Very Rev. Rogers Govender, received a letter from Sony apologizing to the Church of England.

The Dean of Manchester Cathedral, the Very Rev. Rogers Govender, has received a letter from Sony apologising to the Church of England for any offence caused by Resistance: Fall of Man.

As reported by Fox News, the letter stated, "It was not our intention to cause offence by using a representation of Manchester Cathedral in chapter eight of the work. If we have done so, we sincerely apologise."

However in the letter, Sony does not accept "that there is any connection between contemporary issues in 21st century Manchester and the work of science fiction in which a fictitious 1950s Britain is under attack by aliens.

"We believe a comprehensive viewing of the work will make its content and context clear."

According to Fox a Sony spokesman confirmed the letter as genuine, and said it included an offer to meet with church officials. Govender said the Cathedral would accept Sony's offer. The Church wants to continue discussions over its requests that Resistance be withdrawn and Sony makes a donation to its initiative against gun violence.

As reported earlier this week, the Church demanded an apology from Sony over the depiction of Manchester Cathedral in Resistance.

"For a global manufacturer to recreate the interior of any religious building such as a mosque, synagogue, or in this case, a cathedral, with photorealistic quality and then encourage people to have gun battles in the building is beyond belief and in our view highly irresponsible," Govender said.