Bishop of Beverley Faces Ban for Telling Abuse Victim to ‘move On’

By Kaya Burgess
The Times
October 22, 2020

The Bishop of Beverley was criticised for allegedly failing to investigate claims against one of the Church of England’s most prolific paedophiles

A Church of England bishop could face a life ban from office after being accused of telling the victim of a paedophile bishop to “forget it and move on”.

The Bishop of Beverley, the Right Rev Glyn Webster, 69, has been criticised in a report for allegedly failing to investigate reports that the late Victor Whitsey, a former Bishop of Chester, had repeatedly sexually abused a boy in the 1970s, starting when he was 14.

An independent review commissioned by the church found today that Whitsey, who died in 1987, was a prolific paedophile who groomed and abused a “large number” of children and young people over 15 years.

It published details of “appalling” assaults against at least 18 victims ...








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