Anglican traditionalist leader files complaint with police following rape investigation
CWN - November 29, 2011
Archbishop John Hepworth, the onetime Catholic priest who is now primate of the Traditional Anglican Communion, has asked police to investigate whether Msgr. Ian Dempsey, former chief chaplain of the Australian Royal Navy, sexually assaulted him decades ago. Dempsey, who has also served as vicar general of the Archdiocese of Adelaide, was exonerated by an archdiocesan investigation.
“I am formally requesting the police to examine the matter,” said Hepworth. “It was never my intention to go beyond the processes of the Church. I very much regret that I'm having to do that.”
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our Spring 2013 goal ($27,345 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!