Action Alert!
Catholic Culture Podcasts
Catholic Culture Podcasts
Catholic World News

Church of England’s safeguarding blunders could cause more deaths, coroner warns

July 20, 2021

» Continue to this story on Church Times

CWN Editor's Note: Father Alan Griffin, a former Anglican cleric who was ordained to the Catholic priesthood in 2012, hanged himself after he was falsely accused of the sexual abuse of a minor. The priest “killed himself because he could not cope with an investigation into his conduct, the detail of and the source for which he had never been told,” coroner Mary Hassell wrote. “Father Griffin did not abuse children. He did not have sex with young people under the age of 18. . . . He was an HIV positive (viral load undetectable) gay priest.”

The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.

 


For all current news, visit our News home page.


Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a current donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.