on Wednesday, 3 July 2019 at 6.33 pm by Simon Sarmiento
categorised as Church in Wales, Church of England, Safeguarding
Updated 26 July (video recordings added)
The transcript of the hearing for day 3 (Wednesday) is now available here.
List of documents adduced today.
Media coverage has already appeared:
Church Times Bishop of Chester tells IICSA that paedophile cleric was ‘penitent’
Bishop of Chester accepts he failed to pass on vicar’s ‘child abuse confession’ letter to church safeguarding adviser or police
‘Suffer the little children to come unto me’ – former Chester bishop quoted Bible before sexually abusing teenage girl, inquiry hears
Telegraph England’s longest serving bishop blocked lifetime ban for paedophile priest, government inquiry hears
Cheshire Live Bishop of Chester admits ‘misjudgment’ over handling of pervert vicar
‘So it’s sort of hiding a — in my view, this is hiding a core of deception and sophistry. Real apology is about a sort of exchange of power and shame. It’s about actually saying, “I’m really sorry”, but, more than that, this is what I say to my kids, “Don’t just say you’re sorry. Make sure it doesn’t happen again”.So that’s what apologies should be. Otherwise, it’s
words, not deeds. It’s prattle without practice.’
Witness AN-A88 has aced it. Respect.