THIS is my final response to Terry Banfield.

His letter once again demonstrates his distorted approach and his schoolboy attitude. Over the years, I have presented my evidence objectively and honestly. I regret getting angry on one occasion when I saw his savage response to Mrs Rovaretti’s gentle and cultured letter. I have received abuse from some, none of it just or well-informed. Why did I continue? For the benefit of readers, and I have received some generous feedback. I would like to thank those who have written in and spoken on God’s behalf. I wish there had been more. In the spirit of Christ, I wish Mr Banfield no ill, and hope that one day he will learn that in the search for Truth, an abusive spirit serves no purpose.

Tom McCarthy Gaer Park Parade Newport