Church of England faces 3,300 sex abuse claims
Video     Photos     Pakistan     World     Islam     Health     Crime     Islamic News     Business     Society     India     Travel     Middle East     Sport     sci/tech      Contact      RSS
Search

Trump warns Iran to 'never, ever threaten the United States again'

Nine shot in downtown Toronto, gunman dead: police

High sugar, urea level: Nawaz shifts to hospital today

Afghanistan's vice president escapes deadly bombing

Pakistan army calls for probe into claims against spy agency

Mainstreaming' militant candidates puts a question mark over the state’s counterterrorism strategy

Nisar asks people to vote-out PML-N from North Punjab

Interim Govt Allocates Rs. 400 Million for Women’s Campus of Bannu University

US meeting Taliban members, says report

Khan’s lane or the NAB highway

Fakhar Zaman becomes fastest batsman to get to 1000 ODI runs

PTI candidate Ikram Ullah Gandapur succumbs to injures in assassination attempt

JUI-F's Akram Durrani escapes unhurt in second assassination attempt: police

Who will become the next PM?

Attack on PTI's leader in DI Khan: Seven feared dead

Saudi authorities arrest assistant professor in crackdown on dissent

IHC judge levels serious allegations against Premier security agency

PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi sentenced to life in ephedrine quota case

An attempt to divert attention from nexus of Daesh-Police-Deobandis

US voices concern about LeT affiliates contesting elections

Who is next: NAB chief orders inquiry into BRT project

Fakhar Zaman fulfills wish of 'fortune-teller' Ramiz Raja

PTI university claims shunned by HEC

Is Pakistan heading towards a civil war?

Security forces kill Islamic State Balochistan chief in Kalat

Mossad admits cooperating with MKO over anti-Iran plot

Saudi Arabia hires UK-based The Independent to launch Persian news site

NAB arrests former NTS official

Records tumble for Pakistan as Fakhar's double ton helps defeat Zimbabwe by 244 runs

Pak-Iran ties: Positive direction

Pakistani boxers to get training in Iran for Asian Games

4th ODI: Fakhar Zaman's double century lead Pakistan to World's highest opening partnership record

Can Russia, Iran Solve Syria? Deal Frees Thousands

Famous people who went to Adiala jail

Missing activist Raza Khan returns home after 7 months

Maryam Nawaz to be transferred to Sihala rest house after mosquito bites in Adiala Jail

Why Shahbaz and Hamza lost an opportunity to head PML-N in future?

Hysterical desperation: How Pakistan's future parliament would look like?

US used Pakistan as hired gun, says Imran

Spain to build five warships for Saudi Arabia under new deal

Iran rejects Israeli claim of stealing nuclear data as 'laughably absurd'

How BBC’s HARDtalk exposed Dawn’s anti-establishment narrative

American officials believe China is likely to buy even more Iranian crude

‘Pakistan has come out of US shadow': Pakistani analyst

Why is Qadri boycotting 2018 elections – Ideology or ground reality?

Refurbished face of Pakistan’s far right

Zaman, Imam rise in latest ICC ODI rankings for batsmen

A failing system makes some students feel like misfits

The inside of extravagant Avenfield Apartments: Pictures

A technocrat setup in sight: Would general elections prove a mirage?

Knesset revokes Israel PM’s power to declare war alone

Yemeni forces fire drone, hit Aramco refinery in Saudi capital

Abid Boxer: A hanging sword on Shahbaz Sharif

Egypt gives Hamas ultimatum to stop flying kites into Israel

Sleeping with extremists: ASWJ announces support to ex-PM Abbasi for July 25 elections

Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by nine wickets in third ODI, clinch series

Textbooks — the real culprit

Could Sharif buy flats fairly in early 90s?

Iran, Pakistan to jointly produce defense equipment: Top general

Putin presents Trump World Cup football made in Pakistan

The Massacre of Inn Din: How Rohingya Are Lynched and Held Responsible

Dawn's CEO Hameed Haroon admits Dawn leaks issue was an international agenda

PTI leader meets ex-chief of banned outfit for votes

Why didn't Shahbaz Sharif reach to airport: The story of a secrete deal

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman: negotiations with Israel ‘a joke’

Pakistani Student Stabbed to Death in China

Two contentious decisions see Croatia crumble when it mattered most

A new face from Nawaz's dynasty: PML-N consider launching Maryam’s son

PML-N's Sheikh Aftab escapes assassination attempt in Attock

Inside Story: What happened to Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz at airport

Nawaz Sharif: Delusions of Grandeur

Pak-Iran improving military ties: A message to US and Israel

35k families displaced by Saudi attacks on Hudaydah: UN

US ready for direct talks with Afghan Taliban: Top cmdr.

Pakistani police open criminal cases against 17,000 members of ex-premier's party

Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by nine wickets in second ODI

Open Letter From Taliban Asks American People to Recognize Failure of 16-Year War

Pakistan, Iran army chiefs discuss peace, security issues

Sharif Saga: End of kleptocrats & thugs?

Will Interpol heed red warrant for Ishaq Dar?

Silence on recent bloodbath shows that 'mainstreaming' of radicalised outfits is a doomed plan

Who killed Haroon Bilour: A new story evolves

Saudi Awakening Movement leader arrested for opposing US troops in KSA

Iranian military chief to visit Pakistan soon on counterpart’s invitation

Emirati prince hiding in Qatar accuses UAE rulers of blackmail and corruption

France snatch World Cup glory from Croatia to win second title

China’s Sinopec will continue to buy Iranian oil

Diverting Iranian flights to Najaf to Baghdad

Elections under the threat of terrorism

Waseem floors Mthalane but loses world title via decision

Political campaign under threat: Who is the next target of terrorists?

Russia rejects Israeli call to keep Iranian advisors away from Golan

PML-N leadership booked for terrorism

Family meets Nawaz, Maryam at Adiala jail

Belgium claim 3rd spot at World Cup 2018, beat England 2-0

A matter of growing insecurities: Terror during elections

Maryam Nawaz goes to jail in Gucci

US, Iran Clash in Hormuz Strait: Not an Improbable Scenario

Croatian president can’t wait for final

USA enhances its support to Pakistan in educational sector

2018-02-11 03:06:16

Church of England faces 3,300 sex abuse claims

 

 

A senior Church of England bishop has revealed that the Anglican Communion led by Queen Elizabeth II is facing more than 3,300 sexual abuse allegations before an independent inquiry into child abuse next month, despite fivefold increase in spending on issues relating to such abuse since 2014.

“This will not be an easy couple of years – we will hear deeply painful accounts of abuse, of poor response, of ‘cover-up’. We will … feel a deep sense of shame,” said Bishop of Bath and Wells Peter Hancock and the church’s lead bishop on safeguarding during its General Synod – the church’s legislative body — in London on Saturday.

The church will be the focus of intense scrutiny at the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), which starts hearing evidence of abuse cases in March, according to local press reports.

“For too long the church has not responded well to those who allege abuse within our church communities. This is now changing and further change is needed,” Hancock added, as the church has appointed professional safeguarding advisers to every diocese to deal with disclosures of abuse.

Many survivors of clerical sexual abuse “remain deeply mistrustful, suspicious and angry towards the church,” he further underlined.

The synod also heard recorded accounts from five survivors, who spoke of shortcomings by the church in dealing with their abuse.

This is while the protestant church revealed that in 2016 it was dealing with over 3,300 reports of sexual abuse within its parishes, most of which involving “children, young people and vulnerable adults within church communities.”

Nearly one in five of abuse reports were filed against the clergy and other church officials, with the remainder linked to other members of the congregation that volunteered within the church.

According to local media reports, the church has unveiled more than 25,000 documents to IICSA and submitted 36 witness statements.

In the past two years, meanwhile, three independent inquiries into the church’s handling of abuse allegations have been very critical of its leadership.

This is while Chichester bishop Martin Warner observed that the Church of England’s response could further compound the impact of abuse, saying: “A prolonged period of denial, particularly by the church when we fail to face up to our responsibilities in this matter, can reinforce the damage done by the abuse itself. It becomes a double abuse.”

Moreover, a member of the church’s national safeguarding panel, Roger Singleton, also said that there was “a common theme running through recent reports of audits, reviews and inquiries. That is a continuing need for culture change within the church.”

He then added that there was a minority of parish clergy and lay members of the church who “appear unable or unwilling to accept the need for sensible, proportionate measures; or who minimize the adverse impacts which physical, sexual, emotional or spiritual abuse can have on people’s lives; or who believe that complainants are only in it for the money.”

Earlier, the archbishops of Canterbury and York joined victims of sexual abuse by church authorities for two minutes of silence on the steps of Church House in Westminster.

Categories:   Society ،
Tags:   Church ، England ، Queen Elizabeth II ،
From other agencies (RSS Reader)

Today in History July 23

- worldbulletin.net

Unrest in Iraq spreads

- Islam Times

Press agenda on July 23

- worldbulletin.net