Thursday, October 25, 2018

Disciplinary action abandoned as Newcastle bishop criticised by royal commission dies

From Australia-

Disciplinary proceedings against a former Anglican bishop in New South Wales have been discontinued in the wake of his death.

Alfred Charles Holland was Newcastle's bishop between 1978 and 1992.

The royal commission made adverse findings against him, and he was referred by the diocese to the Australian Anglican Church's Episcopal Standards Commission.

The current bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle, Peter Stuart, said Bishop Holland died earlier this month, and that proceedings have been scrapped.

"Noting that Bishop Alfred Holland died on 8 October, 2018, the Episcopal Standards Commission resolved to take no further action to investigate matters arising from the information it has received in respect of the late Bishop," he said.

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