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Australian Anglican primate sees 'two sides to the story' in Hepworth accusations

Catholic World News - October 17, 2011

Australia’s Anglican primate has lent his support to the Catholic Archbishop Philip Wilson of Adelaide, who faces criticism for his handling of sex-abuse allegations brought forward by the head of the Traditional Anglican Communion, Archbishop John Hepworth.

The Anglican prelate, Archbishop Phillip Aspinwall of Queensland, said that although he could not comment on the specifics of the Hepworth case, he could confidently say that Archbishop Wilson is “one of the Church leaders in the country most educated” on the proper handling of sex-abuse complaints.

The Anglican archbishop said that he also had a high regard for Msgr. David Cappo, the former vicar general of the Adelaide archdiocese, who has also come under scrutiny in the Hepworth case. Commenting on the accusations against the Catholic leaders, Archbishop Apinwall said: “You know, I think there are two sides to the story.”

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