‘Unjust’ Justin Welby will be judged for sacking me over sex abuse case, former Archbishop says

Dec 17, 2017 by

The former Archbishop of Canterbury has hit out at his “unjust” successor Justin Welby over the way he has treated him for his handling of sex abuse claims.

Lord George Carey says that the current Archbishop’s decision to ask him to step aside over his handing of allegations made against Bishop Peter Ball “will eventually be judged”.

The comments, in a Christmas letter to friends, come just days after The Most Rev Justin Welby was criticised for his own handling of a sex scandal when he refused to clear a bishop besmirched by the Church of England, saying instead that a “significant cloud” hangs over him.”

A damning public inquiry this week found that the Church of England “rushed to judgement” when they issued a formal public apology and paid £16,800 to woman who accused George Bell, the former bishop of Chichester, of historic sex abuse.

Although it is understood that the comments by Lord Carey on his own treatment were written in November, they were not sent out until this weekend at the end up a turbulent week for the church.

In a letter entitled “Greetings from The Careys 2017”, Lord Carey updates his friends about developments in the year.

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