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Archbishop of Canterbury comments on abuse scandal

Archbishop of Canterbury comments on abuse scandal

The Archbishop of Canterbury says the Roman Catholic church in Ireland has lost all credibility because of its handling of abuse by priests.
Rowan Williams, the spiritual leader of the Anglican community, made the comments to the BBC. Excerpts of the interview were released Saturday.
Williams says that for "an institution so deeply bound into the life of a society, suddenly becoming, suddenly losing all credibility _ that's not just a problem for the Church, it is a problem for everybody in Ireland."
The full interview is to be aired Monday.
The Catholic church is on the defensive over accusations church leaders protected child abusers for decades in many countries.


Updated : 2021-05-09 16:50 GMT+08:00