Anglican Archbishop of Adelaide Resigns

Big Pond News
September 27, 2010

The Anglican Archbishop of Adelaide says an embattled Anglican bishop who was due to face a tribunal hearing in Adelaide today has resigned.

Dr Jeffrey Driver says Bishop of the Murray Bishop Ross Davies has chosen to resign after a long period of illness.

Bishop Davies was facing nine charges under Anglican church law and Dr Driver says the charges will still go before the Anglican Church's Special Tribunal today.

It's understood they relate to his conduct but have not previously been detailed.

Parishioners in the Murray Diocese have been calling for the Bishop's retirement since 2007 raising questions about the diocese's bank accounts and his handling of sex abuse allegations against a former archdeacon.

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