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Australian Anglican prelate: no offer to drop abuse charge

Catholic World News - November 07, 2011

Anglican Archbishop John Hepworth has denied reports that he has offered to drop a sexual-abuse complaint against the Adelaide Catholic archdiocese.

“I have withdrawn nothing,” said Archbishop Hepworth, the head of the Traditional Anglican Communion. "The position between the Catholic archdiocese and me is unchanged.”

Archbishop Hepworth said that he still hopes for a resolution of his complaint, in which he charges that he was abused while he was a Catholic seminarian. However he refuses to cooperate with the official inquiry organized by the archdiocese. “There’s no good faith” in that investigation, he charges.

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