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Anglican Church failed to protect children from sexual abuse, landmark report finds

October 08, 2020

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CWN Editor's Note: “From the 1940s to 2018, 390 people who were clergy or in positions of trust associated with the Church [of England] have been convicted of sexual offences against children,” according to a report released by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. “Many of these cases demonstrate the Church of England’s failure to take the abuse seriously, creating a culture where abusers were able to hide. Alleged perpetrators were given more support than victims, who often faced barriers to reporting they simply couldn’t overcome.”

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