Former Archbishop of York ‘covered up’ sex abuse scandal

O'Neill, Sean, McKenna, Michael, & Gearing, Amanda Ann (2013) Former Archbishop of York ‘covered up’ sex abuse scandal. The Times (London).

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The former Archbishop of York stood accused last night of covering up allegations that a senior Church of England clergyman had abused choirboys and school pupils. Lord Hope of Thornes was made aware of the accusations against the Very Rev Robert Waddington, a former Dean of Manchester Cathedral and once the cleric in overall charge of Church schools, in 1999 and again in 2003. Waddington was stripped of his right to conduct church services but the archbishop did not report concerns about alleged past abuse or a potential continuing threat to children to police or child protection agencies. The extent of Waddington’s alleged history of abuse and the Church’s inaction has been revealed through a joint investigation by The Times and The Australian newspaper in Sydney.

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ID Code: 68637
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > Journalism, Media & Communication
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Times Newspapers Limited
Deposited On: 17 Mar 2014 02:13
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2014 22:36

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