Australia’s Anglican church gets 1,115 child abuse complaints

Source: BBC

More than 1,100 complaints of child sexual abuse have been made against the Anglican Church of Australia, a royal commission inquiry has heard.

The allegations, dating from 1980 to 2015, have been made against 569 church figures, including 247 ordained clergy.

The Anglican Church has admitted trying to keep victims quiet to protect its reputation.

Archbishop of Melbourne Philip Freier said he was “deeply ashamed” of the church’s response.

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  1. How horrible. It gives the church such a bad image. I wonder how God will deal with these sinners? I imagine it will be the same as any, but it seems to extraordinarily bad and the law typically treats this as “first degree” coming from a position of trust and authority.

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