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Australia: Anglican Bishop resigns over child abuse cover-ups

May 17, 2013

Bishop Keith Slater today apologised for his past failings in managing the allegations of physical, psychological and sexual abuse at the North Coast Childrens Home in Lismore between 1940 and the 1980s.

“As a sign of my recognition of these matters and in the hope that it may contribute towards healing and wholeness for those who are abused I forthwith resign from being the Bishop of the Diocese of Grafton,” he said in a statement.

The Australian

An honest man wrestling with his conscience, or a rat deserting a sinking ship? You decide.

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