A former Archbishop of York has been accused of covering up allegations that a senior Church of England clergyman had abused choirboys and school pupils. Lord Hope has told The Times he acted in line with the Church's child protection policy.
Manchester Cathedral said it was "shocked and saddened" to learn that a former Dean, the Very Rev Robert Waddington, allegedly abused a chorister.
We are shocked and saddened by the nature of these allegations relating to events in the early 1980’s.
We want to reassure parents and congregation members that for a number of years Manchester Cathedral has had in place a robust child protection policy with CRB checks made on all clergy and those who work with specifically with children.