The Archbishop of Canterbury has used his final New Year’s message to praise unsung heroes who help transform lives and build communities.
The Archbishop of Canterbury has received the Freedom of Canterbury.
The Archbishop of Canterbury will continue monitoring Chichester Diocese after a report on the abuse of children and vulnerable adults.
Some clerical child abusers may have so far gone unrecognised for their historical crimes within the scandal-hit Diocese of Chichester, a report says.Its authors also report that other survivors of known abusing clergymen may still feel unable to come forward to report their suffering.
The findings of the report, published tonight, have prompted the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Justin Welby, to renew his apology to victims of clerical abuse for their "pain and hurt".
Dr Welby said the Anglican church can never ignore the "hurt and damage" committed to victims who should "never have been let down" by people who should have been trusted.
The final report into the operation of child protection policies in the Diocese of Chichester in West Sussex has been published two years after the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, ordered a visitation.
It followed a series of scandals involving clergymen within the diocese which has led to several being arrested, charged and convicted for historic sex crimes against children.
The report's authors, Bishop John Gladwin and Chancellor Rupert Bursell QC, said the diocese has "moved forward a very long way" in recent months and has put in place "excellent" safeguarding practices.
The diocese is "committed" to preventing any further abuse occurring and to responding effectively to the ongoing trauma of victims that will last "very many years", the report says.
A protester has been bound over to keep the peace for 12 months after he lunged at a car carrying the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall before the Archbishop of Canterbury's enthronement in Canterbury.
Jonathan Elliott, 47, was arrested on suspicion of breach of the peace after running at the car containing the royal couple.
The incident happened as guests filed into the cathedral grounds for the enthronement of the Most Rev Justin Welby as the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury.
A man is due to appear before magistrates in Canterbury this morning, accused of running at the car which was carrying the Prince of Wales into Canterbury Cathedral for the Archbishop of Canterbury’s enthronement ceremony. The 47 year old from Whitstable in Kent spent the night in police custody.
Just before the enthronement ceremony, a man allegedly ran in front of the car carrying the Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall to Canterbury Cathedral. The 47-year-old was detained on suspicion of breach of the peace. Picture: Joel Tennant.
Religious leaders from around the world descended on Kent today to witness the enthronement of the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury - Justin Welby. Fred and Sangeeta linked live to our correspondent Derek Johnson.
A man has been arrested after an incident outside Canterbury Cathedral. A 47-year-old man is alleged to have run at Prince Charles' car before the enthronement ceremony.
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall greet the new Archbishop of Canterbury after today's enthronement.
Religious leaders from across the globe have joined royalty and senior politicians for the enthronement of the Archbishop of Canterbury. These are the latest pictures from Canterbury Cathedral.
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall arrive for the enthronement service of The Most Reverend Justin Welby as Archbishop of Canterbury.
Our reporter Derek Johnson speaks to the Venerable Sheila Watson, the Archdeacon of Canterbury, one of the most senior female clerics in the Church of England, and Trevor Willmott, Bishop of Dover (Bishop in Canterbury) as they await the enthronement of the Most Reverend Justin Welby.