Archbishop Roger Herft tells child abuse royal commission he ‘let down’ victims

ABC News

By David Marchese

One of Australia’s most senior Anglicans, the Archbishop of Perth, Roger Herft, has told a royal commission he “let down” survivors of child sexual abuse.

Archbishop Herft has wrapped up his evidence at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse after three days in the witness box.

The Archbishop finished his testimony with an apology to the people of Newcastle, where he served as Bishop between 1993 and 2005.

“I’ve become aware that the sacred trust that the people of this region placed upon me, I have let them down,” he said.

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