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Church of England Admits Hiding Sex Abuse Of Boys By Bishop


The head of the Church of England has said that the institution “ colluded” with and helped to hide the long – term sexual abuse of young men by one of its former bishops .

The Archbishop of Canterbury , Justin Welby , made the statement on Thursday as the church published a review of how it handled the case of former Bishop Peter Ball , who was convicted and imprisoned in 2015 after pleading guilty to offenses, including two counts of indecent assault .

Welby said the report was “ harrowing reading ” and that the church didn ’ t help those who were brave enough to come forward .

The report said Ball ’ s conduct “ caused serious and enduring damage to the lives of many men;” and that “ the church at its most senior levels and over many years supported him unwisely . ”

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