The man who chaired the Hillsborough Independent Panel, the Right Reverend James Jones, has announced he is to retire from his role as the Bishop of Liverpool in August.
The bishop was instrumental in helping the panel reveal the truth behind the 1989 tragedy, in which 96 Liverpool fans died.
In letter to the diocese, he wrote: "It has been a privilege as bishop to serve the wider community, not least in chairing the Hillsborough independent panel. The diocese has recognised the rightness of me doing this which has given me great strength.
"The way the families and survivors have received the panel's report and the way truth is now opening up the path to justice affirms the worth of the panel's work."
Bishop Jones will remain as an adviser to the home secretary on Hillsborough after he retires.