Diocese of Melbourne hits back at television coverage of safeguarding complaints

August 10, 2018

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Diocese of Melbourne and the independent body it established to investigate complaints against clergy have hit back at media reports concerning their handling of complaints against a former archbishop of Brisbane. Peter Hollingworth served as archbishop of Brisbane from 1989 until 2001, before becoming governor-general of Australia. He was forced to step down in 2003 after criticisms emerged of his handling, as archbishop, of allegations of abuse committed by clergy and teachers.

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