Newcastle Anglican priests speak out about their own childhood abuse, as Synod agrees on formal apology

ABC News

Two Hunter Anglican priests have spoken of the sexual abuse they experienced as children, as Newcastle’s Bishop admits the diocese protected perpetrators.

Newcastle’s Anglican Bishop Greg Thompson addressed members of the Synod who met on Saturday.

His address covered a range of issues from domestic violence to climate change, but child abuse within the church was the main focus.

“We had cultures that dissuaded people from speaking of their experience,” he told the Synod.

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