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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

C of E says sorry for its response to child abuse allegations against Bishop George Bell

An independent review has been carried out into the way the Church of England handled allegations against Bishop George Bell.

15 December 2017

Royal Commission on responses to child sexual abuse makes recommendations in final report

Archbishop Philip Freier has thanked Australia’s Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse for helping the Church to “confront its failings”.

15 December 2017

Royal Commission criticises diocese and two former bishops over child safeguarding failures

The Australian diocese of Newcastle and two of its former bishops have been criticised for their “do nothing approach” on child abuse.

07 December 2017

Anglican commission begins work to develop global safeguarding procedures

Work has begun to make the Churches of the Anglican Communion safe places for children, young people and vulnerable adults.

15 November 2017

Former Bishop of Chester implicated in abuse allegations

Cheshire Constabulary has published a report detailing abuse allegations against Bishop Hubert Victor Whitsey, the former Bishop of Chester.

17 October 2017

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

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

Membership of the Anglican Communion Safe Church Commission announced

The membership of the newly established Safe Church Commission has been announced.

07 June 2017


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Tairawhiti Bishop, Don Tamihere, elected as Primate of Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia

The Anglican Church of ANZP have announced that Bishop Don Tamihere has been elected Archbishop of the Province’s Maori Tikanga.

Archbishop-elect Maimbo Mndolwa’s 2020 vision for reviving God’s work in Tanzania

The next Primate of the Anglican Church of Tanzania will consult with bishops and lay leaders as the province prepares for its 50th anniversary.