Ex-Archbishop Lord Carey resigns after child abuse review

Jun 26, 2017 by

from BBC News:

The former Archbishop of Canterbury has resigned from his last formal role in the church after a review into historical child sex abuse.

Lord Carey was criticised in an independent review of the church’s handling of abuse carried out by Bishop Peter Ball, 85, who was jailed in 2015.

Dame Moira Gibb’s review revealed he had failed to pass information on Ball to the police back in 1992.

Justin Welby, current Archbishop of Canterbury, asked for his resignation.

Lord Carey had been given a role as an honorary assistant bishop in the diocese of Oxford, a position given to many retired bishops.

‘Accepted criticisms’

Ball, former bishop of Lewes and Gloucester, was jailed for two years and eight months in October 2015, after admitting sex offences against 18 teenagers and young men between the 1970s and 1990s.

The Bishop of Oxford, the Right Reverend Dr Steven Croft, said: “I have met with Lord Carey following the Archbishop’s letter to him.

“In light of Dame Moira Gibb’s review into the Peter Ball case, Lord Carey has resigned from his role as honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Oxford.

“Lord Carey has accepted the criticisms made of him in the Gibb review and has apologised to the victims of Peter Ball.”

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see also:

Lord Carey’s son attacks Church over lack of ‘sadness and sympathy’ for his father over abuse inquiry, by Olivia Rudgard, Telegraph

Lord Carey’s forced resignation is an injustice: he, too, was a victim of Peter Ball, by Martin Sewell, Archbishop Cranmer’s blog


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