IICSA: Statement from Archbishop of Canterbury

The Archbishop of Canterbury has issued the following statement on the IICSA. 


Statement from Archbishop of Canterbury on the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, IICSA

16/03/18

“I welcome the official confirmation today from IICSA that I will be called as a witness, along with others, at its first public hearing into the Anglican Church, focusing on Chichester Diocese. The Church of England was one of the first institutions to call for the Inquiry and IICSA notes that allegations of child sexual abuse within the Anglican Church are matters of ongoing public concern. I know that for the survivors who are brave enough to give their testimony, this will be a very difficult time and I pray that the lessons we learn from the Inquiry will help make the Church a safer place for all. I am absolutely committed to supporting the work of IICSA and responding openly and constructively as a witness.”

https://www.iicsa.org.uk/investigations/investigation-into-failings-by-the-anglican-church


Comment

The full timetable for the final week’s hearing  of the IICSA into the extent of any institutional failures to protect children from sexual abuse within the Anglican Church was published yesterday.

Cite this article as: David Pocklington, "IICSA: Statement from Archbishop of Canterbury" in Law & Religion UK, 17 March 2018, https://lawandreligionuk.com/2018/03/17/iicsa-statement-from-archbishop-of-canterbury/

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