(ACNS) Good news for Zimbabwe Anglicans tempered by reports of orphan abuse

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Stories of child abuse and neglect at an Anglican orphanage have tempered Zimbabwe Anglican's celebrations at legal decisions provisionally returning church property to them.

Today the Anglican Diocese of Harare revealed that children at the Shearly Cripps Children's Home--an orphanage taken from the church by supporters of the excommunicated bishop Nolbert Kunonga--have been suffering under those who replaced the legitimate staff.

"It has been brought to the attention of the Anglican Diocese of Harare (CPCA) that orphaned children at Shearly Cripps are being ill-treated, under-fed and have become exposed to all forms of threats," said a spokesperson for the diocese. "Reports indicate that one child allegedly drank a harmful substance and was rushed to hospital for urgent medical attention."

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