Friday, October 31, 2014

UK: Bishop quits his post over child sex abuse report that accused him of covering up for a paedophile priest

Lord Hope resigned amid allegations he helped
cover up the behaviour of paedophile
Robert Waddington
A leading Church of England prelate quit his post as a bishop yesterday, a week after being accused of covering up for a paedophile priest.

Former Archbishop of York Lord Hope surrendered his position as a bishop in the Diocese of Bradford after a judge found he had protected the Very Reverend Robert Waddington from exposure, investigation and prosecution.

But while stepping down, Lord Hope – who covered up for the sex abuser cleric while serving as number two in the hierarchy of the church – stopped short of apologising for the priests’s actions.  (more...)

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