Earlier this year, the members of the Manchester Cathedral protested Sony's use of their cathedral in Resistance: Fall of Man. The leaders threatened to sue Sony and demanded both an apology and monetary compensation. However, Reverend Rogers Govender has chosen to forgive Sony for their actions.
"I think some important lessons have been learnt. So we forgive Sony for what they have done, even though they still believe they have done no wrong." Govender, the Dean of Manchester, said.
"In an industry that is breaking new frontiers, it is important that long held traditions of film and television are maintained. These traditions include having courtesy, respecting the dignity of your subject, and admitting when mistakes have been made." Govender continued. "In so many ways Sony have failed to live up to these standards by disrespecting people of faith and the victims of gun crime in Manchester,"
Ironically, Govender admitted that visits to the cathedral have increased since the use of the building in the game.