Tuesday, November 26, 2013

AUSTRALIA: 'I'm totally humiliated': Diocese of Grafton ex-bishop apologises to abuse victims

November 26, 2013

The former Anglican bishop who oversaw the church's allegedly "harsh" response to victims of child sexual abuse at a north coast children's home has publicly apologised for his actions, declaring, "I'm totally humiliated."

Keith Slater, the Bishop of Grafton from 2003 until his resignation in May this year, delivered the apology while giving evidence before the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse.

The Anglican Diocese of Grafton is one of the 23 dioceses of the Anglican Church of Australia. The diocese is located in north-east New South Wales and covers the area from the Queensland border to Port Macquarie in the south and west to the Great Dividing Range.

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