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When Rights Conflict: Sex Abuse Reporting & the Confessional

Bishops in the Church of England seek to balance the imperatives of penitence and safeguarding.

Diocese of Chicago Settles Sex-Abuse Suit for $750,000

The Chicago Sun-Times reported that the settlement "puts Bishop Chilton Knudsen’s actions under scrutiny."

Former Australian Abp. Deposed For Abuse Handling

The Most Rev. Roger Herft, the former Archbishop of Perth in Australia, has been deposed from Holy Orders for failing to properly handle child sexual abuse allegations during his tenure as Bishop of Newcastle.

CofE Creates Fund for Abuse Survivors and Victims

The Church of England's Archbishops' Council will draw on £2.6 million in unrestricted reserves to provide payments to the victims and the survivors of church-based sexual abuse.

Sex-Abuse Hearings in Tandem With General Synod

“There is no doubt that our response to survivors in the past has been inadequate,” said the Rt. Rev. Peter Hancock.

Australian Archbishop’s Sorrow

Archbishop Philip Freier: “Anglicans have been truly shocked and dismayed at the unfolding in the Royal Commission of the scope of our failure to tackle child sexual abuse.”

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