Archbishop of Perth retires early after safeguarding failings

December 15, 2016

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Perth Roger Herft is to take early retirement, he said Dec. 15. The announcement comes two months after he voluntarily stood aside from his duties after admitting that he failed to act on repeated reports that some priests in his former diocese of Newcastle, in the Anglican Church of Australia, were sexually abusing children. Roger told his diocesan council that he would continue to take accrued leave until he retires on July  7, 2017, a year ahead of schedule.

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