The former Archbishop of York has been accused of covering up allegations that a senior Church of England clergyman abused choirboys and school pupils, the Times (£) has reported.
The paper says Lord Hope of Thornes was made aware of allegations against the Very Rev Robert Waddington in 1993 and 2003, but did not report the concerns to police or child protection agencies.
The alleged abuse by Waddington, who died in 2007, and the Church’s inaction has been reported after a joint investigation by The Times and The Australian newspaper.
Dozens of young white girls who were sexually exploited by a gang of Asian men were failed by agencies that should have saved them - a damning report said. Many of the victims were "written off" by authorities.