THE Catholic Church in England and Wales has set up a team to investigate giving financial and other help to women who have had affairs with priests. The team which includes bishops and lay church members will meet some of the many women who have come forward in recent months to admit to priestly affairs to hear their concerns. The move by the Catholic Bishops' Conference follows the scandal last year over Bishop Roderick Wright. He ran off from his position as Bishop of Argyll and the Isles with a 41-year-old divorced mother-of-three. Another woman then claimed the bishop had fathered her teenage son. Yesterday the Bishop of Plymouth, the Right Reverend Christopher Budd, said financial help for such women and their children was among the issues under consideration. 'We'll certainly see what can be done with regard to funding,' he said. The church was responding to approaches made by women's support groups and was looking into the issue in an 'open-minded' way, he said.