Fletcher Sex Abuse Scandal Roils C of E Evangelicals

In 30 years as vicar of Emmanuel Church Wimbledon, the Rev. Jonathan Fletcher, now 78, is alleged to have engaged in naked beatings, swimming, and massages, as well as other sexual misconduct, and bullying and "spiritual abuse." Fletcher, who played a prominent role in the conservative evangelical movement, was a leader of the since-closed Iwerne Camp, a Christian camp that catered to participants from top boarding schools.

Australian Diocese Strapped for Cash and Clergy

The Rt. Rev. Mark Calder, Bishop of Bathurst in rural New South Wales, desperately needs priests, but is short of funds to pay for them. 17 of the Australian diocese’s 27 multi-church parishes are currently vacant, and the diocese still owes about $2 million Australian dollars (USD $1.55 million) to the victims of sexual abuse.

Church of England: A Place Where Abusers Could Hide

A damning 154-page report from the UK's Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse criticizes a culture of clericalism and institutional preservation within the Church of England that served as a barrier to the reporting of child abuse.

Priest Accused of Sexually Abusing Teen

Credible evidence has emerged that priest-turned-kindergarten teacher Gregory Lisby sexually abused a teenager 12 years before federal agents charged him last September with felony child pornography possession.

Bishop of Lincoln Suspended

Abp. Welby: “If these matters are found to be proven I consider that the bishop would present a significant risk of harm by not adequately safeguarding children and vulnerable people.”