Bishops take aim at ‘unjust’ handling of abuse claims

Aug 12, 2020 by

by Andrew Brown, The Times:

The Church of England has been reported to the Charity Commission for its “incompetent and unjust” handling of investigations into senior figures.

Lord Carlile of Berriew, QC, and a serving bishop are among dozens of signatories to a letter accusing the church of operating a secretive and unfair disciplinary system.

Four of the past five archbishops of Canterbury and York had been the subjects of formal complaints about their alleged failures to act against clergy accused of sexual abuse.

Lord Carey of Clifton, who was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1991 to 2002, has been prevented from performing his religious duties while the church’s national safeguarding team investigates his past conduct.

Read here (£)

Read also:

The C of E’s clergy discipline scandal is symptomatic of a deeper problem, by David Baker, Christian Today

The Clergy Discipline Measureby Dr Josephine Stein, Modern Church

Lead Safeguarding Bishop to critics: “You don’t understand”by Martin Sewell, Archbishop Cranmer

 The Church’s idea of justice is an unholy mess by Charles Moore, Telegraph

Calls for Charity Commission to intervene in CofE safeguarding saga by Archbishop Cranmer

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