Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Bishop cried at prospect of defrocking senior cleric over abuse, inquiry told

From The Guardian-

An Anglican bishop balked at having to defrock an influential senior cleric for sexual misconduct even though a church hearing had recommended he do so, a royal commission has been told.

The commission has been hearing complex and startling evidence on how the Anglican diocese of Newcastle allegedly took a “do nothing” approach for decades to allegations of widespread child sex abuse by its clergy.

On Tuesday, an abuse survivor, CKH, told how Bishop Brian Farran met him in 2012 and cried over the difficult decision he faced: whether to defrock the former dean of Newcastle cathedral, Graeme Lawrence.

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