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Cape Town Archbishop welcomes easing of restrictions on sexual violence prosecutions

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba welcomes Constitutional Court decision to remove the statute of limitations on sexual assault cases.

14 June 2018

“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

Diocese of Tasmania’s Synod approves property-sales to fund abuse redress

The Tasmania Diocesan Synod has approved in principle the sale of up to 108 properties to fund redress for victims of abuse in Australia.

04 June 2018

Diocese of Tasmania to sell churches to fund redress to victims of abuse

The Bishop of Tasmania has published a list of 78 parish and diocesan properties that could be sold to fund redress to victims of abuse.

30 May 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

Episcopal-owned university revokes disgraced journalist Charlie Rose’s honorary degree

Sewanee: The University of the South, has revoked the honorary degree it had previously awarded to broadcast journalist Charlie Rose.

22 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 of Canterbury gives evidence to Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

A public inquiry examining institutional responses to child sexual abuse in England and Wales has heard from Archbishop Justin Welby.

21 March 2018

Child Abuse inquiry begins public hearing into Church of England safeguarding failures

The statutory inquiry investigating child abuse in England and Wales has begun a public hearing into the C of E’s Diocese of Chichester.

05 March 2018

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Archbishop Masimango Katanda previews Lambeth Conference 2020

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Countdown to Lambeth 2020

Archbishops from around the Communion have been speaking to ACNS about looking forward to the Lambeth Conference in 2020 as planning for the event gathers momentum and giving their views on the importance of the Anglican Communion.

Easter messages from Anglican Primates

A collection of Easter Messages issued by Primates of the Provinces of the Anglican Communion.