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Peter Ball Independent Report

Posted on: July 25, 2017

Independent Report by Dame Moira Gibb, called An Abuse of Faith, looked into the church’s handling of the Bishop Peter Ball case. Peter Ball was convicted in 2015 of misconduct in public office and indecent assaults against teenagers and young men. An Abuse of Faith by Dame Moira Gibb was published on 22nd June 2017. The report was commissioned by…

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Koran Teacher Jailed for Child Abuse

Posted on: July 7, 2017

An 81 year old former Koran teacher has been jailed for 13 years after being convicted of child sex offences. Mohammed Hajo Sadiq taught for 30 years in Cardiff at the Madina mosque and committed the sexual offences against young girls as a form of punishment. The Court heard how he took advantage of his position. He was found guilty…

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Senior Vatican Official Charged

Posted on: June 30, 2017

Cardinal George Pell, one of the highest ranking officials in the Vatican, has been charged with numerous historic sexual offences, which he will vigorously defend. On Thursday 29th June 2017, in Melbourne, Cardinal Pell’s legal representatives were served with numerous charges of historic sexual assault offences. Victoria Police’s Deputy Commissioner, Shane Patton, has said that there are “multiple charges” and…

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Archbishop Apology re: Iwerne Camp lead

Posted on: February 2, 2017

The Archbishop of Canterbury has issued an “unreserved and unequivocal” apology on behalf of the Church of England. He admitted that he had worked at holiday camps at which teenage boys were groomed for abuse. He said that the Church had “failed terribly” in not reporting the head of the Christian charity, John Smyth QC, that ran the summer camps…

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Former Catholic Priest Denies Abuse

Posted on: May 19, 2011

A former Coventry and Cheadle Priest, Alexander Bede Walsh, has pleaded not guilty at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court to 23 counts of indecent assault and two counts of serious sexual assault. Alexander Walsh is accused of sexually assaulting boys while he served as a Catholic Priest in the Coventry and Cheadle area of North Staffordshire. The 25 charges relate to a…

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