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‘I failed’: archbishop agrees he shut out victim, hears inquiry

‘I failed’: archbishop agrees he shut out victim, hears inquiry



Cardinal Vincent Nichols is also criticised for delaying church reforms and defending VaticanCardinal Vincent Nichols, the most senior Catholic cleric in England and Wales, has been lambasted at the child sexual abuse inquiry for “shutting out” a complaint from a victim whom one priest privately dismissed as “deeply manipulative”.The archbishop of Westminster, 73, faced questions at the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (IICSA) all day on Wednesday as its lead counsel, Brian Altman QC, also criticised him for delaying church reforms and for defending the Vatican’s refusal to cooperate with investigators. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/nov/06/i-failed-archbishop-agrees-he-shut-out-victim-hears-inquiry

Author : Owen Bowcott Legal affairs correspondent

Publish date : 2019-11-06 18:10:26

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