MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) ” An Anglican bishop who says he was warned by churchgoers that he is not safe in his own Australian diocese over his work to address decades of child sexual abuse has announced his resignation.
Newcastle Bishop Greg Thompson said in a statement on Thursday he is quitting to focus on his health.
Thompson has been on leave since November when Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse finished hearings focused on child abuse in Newcastle, a city 120 kilometers (75 miles) north of Sydney. The royal…
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