Archbishop of Canterbury announces independent review of handling of Peter Ball case

In the round-up for 13 September we reported that Peter Ball, former Bishop of Lewes and Bishop of Gloucester, had pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to two counts of indecent assault. He also admitted misconduct in a public office between 1977 and 1992. The Crown Prosecution Service allowed two further charges of indecently assaulting two boys in their early teens to lie on the file. He is to be sentenced on Wednesday. The charges were a result of the work of Sussex police as part of Operation Dunhill.

The Church has now announced that Archbishop of Canterbury has commissioned an independent review of the way the Church of England responded to the case: Continue reading