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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

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

Archbishop of Perth retires early after safeguarding failings

The Archbishop of Perth, Roger Herft, is to take early retirement, he said yesterday (Thursday).

16 December 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.