Sex abuse ‘survivors’ protest outside Canterbury Cathedral

By Katie Hurley and Charlotte Barcham

Campaigners protested outside Canterbury Cathedral during a meeting of senior Church officials over sexual abuse claims.

ItsTime held a protest outside the cathedral demanding answers from the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, about alleged sexual abuse claims in the Church of England.

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Campaigners are calling for a mandatory reporting in law of abuse when disclosures from victims are made.

Andy Morse, a survivor, said: “We have been writing letters to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, for years to try and help us sort out the truth behind why our abuse case took so long to be reported to the police.”

 

 

Police attended the demonstration, a Kent Police spokesman said:

“We were aware of the protest outside Canterbury cathedral today and officers were in attendance to facilitate lawful trade and the right to a peaceful protest.”

Canterbury cathedral have been approached for a comment but have not responded.

 

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