Church of England investigating claim Archbishop of Canterbury failed to act on abuse allegations


July 28, 2020

By Adam Forrest

Justin Welby worked as dormitory officer at summer camps where late John Smyth allegedly beat teenage boys

The Church of England is investigating how the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby handled allegations of abuse at Christian holiday camps in the 1970s and 1980s.

The church launched an independent review last year into claims the late John Smyth QC had stripped young men naked and beat them violently at the summer holiday camps.

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