Monday, June 26, 2017

Meanwhile, in the Church of England

The former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey has resigned from his last remaining formal role in the church after a review into child abuse. 

Lord Carey was criticised in an independent review of the church's handling of abuse carried out by Bishop Peter Ball, who was jailed in 2015 for historic offences against young men.

The late bishop who ordained me, and assigned me to my first responsibilities in the church, was revealed after his death to have had a bizarre and disturbing personal affinity.  I've never quite looked at the episcopate in the same way.