Thursday, August 6, 2015

Newcastle Anglican diocese committed to changing 'culture of fear'

From Australia-

Newcastle's Anglican Bishop Greg Thompson says he is preparing for the harsh realities that a royal commission probe into the diocese may bring.

In June this year Bishop Thompson apologised for the church's handling of abuse, noting there had been a culture of intimidation and fear.

Bishop Thompson also confirmed that the church has paid more than $4 million to abuse survivors so far.

A police strike force is currently investigating the diocese and Bishop Thompson said the royal commission is due to hold hearings in 2016.

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