Church of England Apologizes for Sexual Abuse

Rt. Rev. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, leaving Canterbury Cathedral after his enthronement ceremony making him head of the Anglican Communion, March 21, 2013.

The Church of England has apologized and spoke of its “deep shame and regret” on Wednesday after former Bishop of Gloucester Peter Ball was sentenced to 36 months in prison for sexually abusing 18 young men between 1977 and 1992.

“There are no excuses whatsoever for what took place and the systematic abuse of trust perpetrated by Peter Ball over decades,” a CofE spokesman said.


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