“As so often the church has waited until the offending Christians have died or are long retired before issuing belated admissions of guilt and grudging apologies.”
Covering up historic child abuse is now a permanent feature of the Church of England, says PETER FROST.
IN ITS latest cynical attempt to bury bad news, The Church of England published a damning report on the horrific abuse of youngsters at a Church of England children’s home on the same day Theresa May became Prime Minister.
This latest of so many cases of child abuse by bishops, clergy and senior lay staff employed by the church concerns physical and sexual abuse at Kendall House in Gravesend, Kent over a 20-year period.
Vulnerable girls were regularly overmedicated on antipsychotic drugs, locked in isolation rooms, physically abused and even raped.
The Church of England has now issued a “wholehearted apology” following the investigation, which found the response of the dioceses of Rochester and Canterbury “woeful and inadequate.”
“Only the naive will believe this is not an attempt to bury bad news…
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