The highest-ranking Catholic leader in England and Wales defended the reputation of the church rather than protecting children in the face of allegations of sexual abuse, a report by the independent sexual abuse inquiry has concluded. The archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, was heavily criticised in the 65-pageContinue Reading The Church of England could administer personality tests for trainee priests amid fears it appoints too many narcissists. The Church is examining ways to analyse the personalities of new priests to in an effort to understand the types of people it is attracting. New tests set to be consideredContinue Reading

Churches push for inclusion in Royal Commission into abuse — WAVES Trust (@WAVES_Trust) March 25, 2018 “We are of the firm view that no individual should be denied the possibility of making a submission to this Government inquiry. It would be wrong if some individuals felt excluded fromContinue Reading

The Telegraph: Scottish church faces ‘consequences’ over vote to allow same-sex marriage. The compromise narrowly avoided a full schism in the global Anglican group, which has been divided over the issue of sexuality since the American church ordained an openly gay bishop, Gene Robinson of New Hampshire, inContinue Reading Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson, 66, was charged in April last year with concealing serious child sexual abuse in 1971. He has pleaded not guilty to the charge, which carries a potential two-year prison sentence. New South Wales state Supreme Court Justice Monika Schmidt on Friday rejected Wilson’s bidContinue Reading

Ken Clearwater, from Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse, says he’s been fighting for an independent inquiry since the Boston Globe uncovered huge abuse within the Catholic Church around the world, as seen in Oscar award-winning film Spotlight. In Australia, a child abuse Royal Commission is looking into what institutions andContinue Reading