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“Even the word ‘help’, I didn’t know how to say it” – abuse survivor tells her story

The Anglican Communion’s Safe Church Commission have met with survivors of abuse as they gathered in South Africa last month.

07 June 2018

Sexual violence against children is “a crime against humanity”, says Melanesian Primate

Archbishop George Takeli has spoken out after a spate of high-profile cases of sexual violence against girls in the Solomon Islands.

27 March 2018

New Zealand primates say Church should be included in state abuse inquiry

The co-Primates of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia says churches should be included in official abuse inquiry.

26 March 2018

Archbishops emphasise “crucial importance” of the Church being “a safe place for all”

Archbishops of Canterbury and York write pastoral letter after first hearing by Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse concludes.

26 March 2018

Anglican Church of Southern Africa seeks to “act more effectively” to abuse allegations

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba has asked bishops in Southern Africa to establish diocesan advisory teams to handle allegations of abuse.

22 March 2018

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