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Archbishop’s “profound sense of shame” over Church abuse failings

The Archbishop of Canterbury has spoken of his “profound sense of shame” over church-based abuse of children and vulnerable adults.

04 October 2017

Australian Anglicans “sorry” for complicity in domestic violence

The Anglican Church of Australia has issued a “heartfelt apology” to victims of domestic violence for failures in teaching and pastoral care.

18 September 2017

Child abuse inquiry recommends an end to Seal of the Confessional

Australia’s child sexual abuse inquiry says that failing to report abuse - including information given in the Confessional - should be a criminal offence.

14 August 2017

Former Archbishop of Canterbury resigns from church role after historical abuse review

Lord Carey, who was the Archbishop of Canterbury for eleven years up until 2002, has stood down from his last formal role in the Church of England after being criticised in an independent review of the church's handling of sex abuse. 

27 June 2017

Australian Primate issues statement on Royal Commission

The Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia, Melbourne Archbishop Philip Freier, has issued a statement, as the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse begins its final hearing with the Anglican Church in Sydney.

17 March 2017

Bishop Thompson of Newcastle in Australia announces resignation

The Anglican Bishop of the diocese of Newcastle, in Australia, Greg Thompson has announced his resignation.

16 March 2017

Damning verdict on response to child abuse in Australia

Royal Commission examining allegations of child sexual abuse in Australia has delivered a damning verdict on a system which enabled a culture of abuse to flourish.

13 February 2017

Church of Canada vows to address youth suicide crisis in Wapekeka First Nation

The Anglican Church of Canada has acknowledged that it played a role in creating the conditions that led to the suicides of two young girls in Wapekeka First Nation. 

24 January 2017

Unreserved apology follows child abuse inquiry

An Anglican mission agency has apologised unreservedly for the mistreatment and neglect suffered by some residents of a former church-run children’s home in Northern Ireland.

23 January 2017

Independent body to investigate sex abuse complaints

Complaints of church-based sexual abuse in Australia’s internal province of Victoria will be investigated by an independent body with its own board of directors.

24 October 2016

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The Primates’ Meeting 2017: in-depth coverage

Follow ACNS’ in-depth coverage of the 2-6 October Primates’ Meeting, in Canterbury Cathedral, England, the mother church of the Anglican Communion.

Celebrations as Sudan becomes Anglican Communion’s 39th province

All Saints Cathedral in Khartoum was the setting for joyous celebrations as Sudan became the newest province of the Anglican Communion.