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Anglican Archbishop Hepworth faces charges of financial impropriety

Catholic World News - September 24, 2012

Anglican Archbishop John Hepworth, who was ousted earlier this year from his leadership post in the Traditional Anglican Communion (TAC), now faces charges of financial misconduct.

The new leaders of the TAC charge that Archbishop Hepworth misallocated funds for his own purposes while heading the group. His critics note that the Anglican prelate had been charged with financial misconduct years earlier while serving as a parish administrator. Archbishop Hepworth denies any wrongdoing in either case.

Archbishop Hepworth, who was the leading figure in a bid by conservative Anglicans to enter the Catholic Church, was accused by former colleagues of a “shocking lack of integrity” when, after pressing for years for a Vatican invitation to corporate renewal, he declined the opportunity to become a Catholic himself. A former Catholic priest who has been divorced and remarried, Archbishop Hepworth would not have been eligible for the Catholic clergy.

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