The Rt. Rev. Steven Croft, Bishop of Oxford, has announced the resignation of former Archbishop George Carey, which follows a recommendation by Carey’s successor, the Most Rev. Justin Welby:
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 apologized to the victims of Peter Ball.
He said in his statement on Thursday: “I accept the criticisms made of me. I apologize to the victims of Peter Ball. I believed Peter Ball’s protestations and gave too little credence to the vulnerable young men and boys behind those allegations. I regret that after Peter Ball was cautioned I did not place his name on the Lambeth list.”