(BBC) Lord [David] Hope denies abuse claim ‘negligence’

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Former Archbishop of York David Hope has "strenuously denied" he "acted negligently" in not referring sexual abuse complaints against a Church of England cleric to police.

The Times said he was told of claims against ex-Dean of Manchester, Robert Waddington, in 1999 and again in 2003.

They involved an Australian schoolboy and a Manchester Cathedral choirboy.

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Posted May 11, 2013 at 6:29 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. Charles52 wrote:

My question it’s why the people who told the bishop didn’t call the police. I’m not defending (or condemning) the archbishop. But isn’t it clericalism to always expect daddy to do what we should have done ourselves?

May 11, 10:02 pm | [comment link]
2. MichaelA wrote:

Good point.  This was a view held throughout society at the time.

The spotlight is never put on secular institutions that had the care of children at the same time, but if it were, I wager we would find far worse derelictions, and more of them.

May 13, 12:02 am | [comment link]
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